Hearts of Cake

On Valentine’s day this year, I made pink heart-shaped whoopie pies.  (Ok, so I’m a tad late on the writing of this post…my bad!)

When I was growing up, my parents always made holidays really special, and Valentine’s day was no exception.  So I still make it a cute and special day.  Now, if you ever have a cute party …or, you know, a regular day that is deserving of cute whoopie pies… you have a tutorial on how to make these cute little treats, too!

Whoopie pies are essentially just cake portions baked on a cookie sheet, then stuck together with icing.  These are no exception.

Pink Heart Whoopie Pies

  1. Make your favorite, somewhat thick, vanilla or strawberry cake batter. This was vanilla cake but had flaxseed in it…which explains the speckled batter. 🙂
  2. Add a few drops of pink food coloring.  I used Americolor gel color (the same food coloring I use to color frosting and fondant).  Keep adding and incorporating the food coloring until you get your desired shade of pink.  Keep in mind that the color will grey and dull a bit when baked.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Drop portions of batter onto the baking sheet and shape into a heart.  Here’s a video and pictures to explain this part.
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  5. Bake until the little pie halves are set.  Takes around 10 minutes usually, but keep an eye on them because timing depends on the batter you use.
  6. Allow cake halves to cool on a cooling rack.
  7. Place a couple of tablespoons of frosting on the bottom of one half and sandwich with a similarly sized heart.
  8. Eat!  Or wait and serve them…whatever.   (You have to test them before serving, right?!)

Have you ever had a whoopie pie?  If so, what’s your favorite flavor combo?

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