Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

When I was asked by my 8-year-old what treat I was talking about today and I told him Whoopie Pies, he made a face and told me that sounded naughty. Then when I told him that they are kind of like homemade Oreos, he had to add “Mom, why are you messing around with a good thing?”

Well…I showed him, he loves these red velvet whoopie pies. Especially because the frosting I used for the middle is the same marshmallow buttercream I used on my Black Forest Cupcakes. Definitely my top favorite buttercream.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 18 cookie sandwiches
Calories 413 kcal


  • piping bag and large star tip


Red Velvet Batter

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tbsp red gel food coloring
  • 4 cups marshmallow buttercream see link below


  • In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Whisk to combine, then set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl combine the wet ingredients, brown sugar, butter, buttermilk, vanilla extract, egg + egg yolk. Beat with an electric mixer until combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and beat with the electric mixer. Add in the red gel food coloring and beat again until combined.
  • On a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet, by the spoonfuls drop the batter in rows, be sure to leave plenty of room between each spoonful drop because the cookies will spread as they bake. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are no longer glossy. Let cool on a cooling rack.
  • While the cookies are cooling, make the marshmallow buttercream, follow the link below to the recipe for the marshmallow buttercream.
  • Using a piping bag with either a large star tip or a large circular tip, pipe the marshmallow buttercream on the bottom of half of the cookies. Then place the other half of the cookies over the buttercream to create a sandwich. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to a week.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 74mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 514IUCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cookies, marshmallow, red velvet, whoopie pie
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Have you tried whoopie pies before? I love them, they can be time consuming, but they are a really fun treat. You could even be adventurous and shape the batter into hearts instead of just leaving them in circular spoonfuls before baking. Hope y’all have an amazing week. Stay safe, be kind, and hug your loved ones.

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