Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day treat? Here it is! Show your love to those dearest to you with these sweet and adorable heart shaped whoopie pies.
This post was originally posted in Jan 2022. It was updated and reposted in February 2023.
24 average size cookies
210 g) Artisan Baker’s Blend or ORIGINAL BLEND: BETTER BATTER GLUTEN FREE FLOUR
1/2 c (100 g) sugar
1/2 c (100 g) brown sugar
30g Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 tsp (4.6 g) baking soda
1 tsp (4.6 g) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2.8 g) salt
1/2 bottle red food coloring or 1 oz beet root powder
1 c (236.58 g) milk or vegan milk
1/3 c (72.6 g) vegetable oil
2 Tbsp (29.8 g) vinegar, cider or white
1 tsp (4.2 g) vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients
1/2 cup butter or vegan butter
8 oz cream cheese vegan cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
For the whoopie pies:
Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Line a 12-by-18-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer or a stand mixer bowl using the paddle attachment, mix together all of your cake ingredients for a minute or two until well mixed. (Don’t over mix.)
Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it out evenly with a spatula.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
Let cool to room temperature. Cut out an equal number of heart shapes with a cookie cutter and set aside while you make the filling.
For the filling:
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until soft, about 1 minute. Add the vanilla and butter or vegan butter, and beat to incorporate.
Reduce the speed to low and add the powdered sugar and salt. Once the sugar is incorporated, increase the speed to medium and beat until the filling is fluffy, about another minute.
To assemble the whoopie pies:
Use a small spatula or spoon to gently spread a generous tablespoon of the filling over the surface of one of the hearts.
Top with another heart and gently press down to sandwich.
Repeat with the remaining hearts. Dust lightly with powdered sugar, and serve.