Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

A Platter of Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

Do you like my pretty suitcase?  I am always looking for props to use in my photo’s and I fell in love with this suitcase immediately.  I thought it would make a great background for some sweet, dessert treats.

Shabby Chic Suitcase

Shabby Chic Suitcase

I found the trunk in one of the $2 chain stores, and whilst it wasn’t $2.00 it certainly wasn’t much more.  I was very pleased with my find, and kind of felt a little “shabby chic” carrying it to my car.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

Usually I scour second hand stores, markets and charity stores like “lifeline” and “Vinnies” for interesting cutlery, crockery, bowls and incidental items.  Lately (read forever) it seems the owners behind these stores understand the demand for these products, and sadly for me, they come with a huge price tag.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

On the weekend I was at Lismore markets.  I fell in love with a cute pink fluted tea cup, alas it was $25.  I wanted it! I had Mr GG shopping with me and I knew there was no way I could explain the importance of a $25 teacup so I had to let it go. I understand why he doesn’t get it, my local kitchen shop sells something very similar, in the same style, with a saucer and side plate for $9.95.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

The teacup on the trunk is one that I found in a second hand store in Coffs Harbour.  It was a better deal, and came as a set.  I won’t include the price because once in a while Mr GG does “stumble” across my site and I may have some explaining to do. 😉

This recipe is one that I have been sitting on for a while.  I picked up the recipe card from Robins Homewares and I have been meaning to make it for nearly a year. My office desk is not the tidiest place, so the recipe card only resurfaces every once in a while.  When it resurfaced from under the piles of paperwork this time I grabbed it and went straight into the kitchen. I am so pleased I did because it is the yummiest sweet treat I have made in a while.

Recipe Card Whoopie Pie

Recipe Card Whoopie Pie

The woopie pie is just the most perfect flavour and consistency, and the cream cheese filling is a winner.  The recipe made about 30 completed whoopie pies and after just one day I am down to less than half.  They really are that good.

So without further ado, and with the help of my new “easyrecipes” plug in I give you “Red Velvet Whoopie Pies”

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Recipe Type: Cake
Cuisine: American
Author: Julie
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 30
A delicious light whoopie pie with luscious cream cheese filling. I can’t stop at one!
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 125gm butter
  • 125gm copha melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp powdered red food colouring
  • 1 cup natural yoghurt[br]
  • [u]Filling[/u]
  • 250gm cream cheese
  • 8 Tbs butter at room temp
  • 6 cups of icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Pre heat the over to 180 degrees.
  2. Line cookie trays with baking paper.
  3. In a bowl combine flour, food colouring, cocoa, baking powder and soda. set aside.
  4. In an electric mixer with a large bowl, cream butter sugar and add the melted copha. Mix until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well in between each addition.
  6. Add the vanilla.
  7. With the mixer on low add half the flour mixture and half the yoghurt. Scrap down the sides of the bowl and once the ingredients are combined add the remaining flour and yoghurt.
  8. Beat until completely combined.
  9. Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto the prepared tins leaving some room for spreading.
  10. Bake 2 sheets at a time for approximately 10 mins or until the cakes are light and springy to touch.
  11. Cool for 5 minutes on the tray and then place on a wire rack.
  12. Repeat until all the mixture has been used.
  13. While the cakes are cooling prepare the cream cheese filling by beating all the ingredients together on high until light and fluffy.
  14. Place the frosting in a piping bag and filling half the whoopie pies with frosting. Match the frosted bottoms with tops of a similar size.
  15. Store the filled whoopee pies in an airtight container in the fridge. Pplace baking paper between the layers..

Tell me readers, do you notice the detail in food images, the table clothes and napkins etc, or are you busy visually consuming the food item in the picture?


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  1. I love the suitcase and these whoopie pies! They’re beautiful.

  2. I love old and pretty crockery too! Those whoopie pies look decadent!
    x Sannah

  3. I think that suitcase and the tea cup are awesome. I like a travel theme on a case, especially if it includes Paris. 🙂

    The recipe is a nice share, they look like good bargaining chips to get the kids moving w/their chores. 😉

  4. What a cute suitcase! I bought a couple of vintage ones-they don’t even close properly but I love them (and sadly have no room for them :P). These whoopie pies are adorable!

  5. These are gorgeous as are all your props. What a pretty recipe and they look so perfect xx

  6. Love the suitcase and the teacup. I enjoy finding a bargain too. I agree though, the more popular an item the prices goes up and up! The whoopie pies look and sound terrific 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. I love your suitcase — it makes a great photo prop. It’s funny how all us food bloggers are always on the look out for special props. My collection has slowly been growing too. Your whoopie pies look perfect! I’d love one for dessert right now.

  8. It’s really interesting that the recipe uses both butter and copha, I also like how it incorporates yogurt as well. It sounds like a lovely recipe for sure! I clip recipes all the time, and they get lost on my desk too 🙂 Your props are certainly gorgeous, it’s finding space for them that’s the hardest part!

  9. OMG yes, what is with opshops charging more than full blown retail?!! Especially around where I work, I often walk out laughing at the price tags!
    Your suitcase is tres cute! x

  10. Your suitcase is a gorgeous find. I too have noticed the past few years that second hand stores are becoming ridiculously expensive! So sad.
    Fab recipe and your photos are beautiful too.
    🙂 Mandy

  11. These whoopie pies are really pretty, so are the photos!

  12. Hahahaha lovely to see that I (and a few others) are not along in op-shop addictions! Need to go further afield to get good vintage props and gear I say! Love the styling!

  13. I hear you about the price tag, but I have to say I’m a sucker for a vintage tea set. I have so many of them I literally have no more room. It doesn’t stop me though! This look so light and delicious!

  14. I love your new prop family member! What a bargain! I’ve been look out for nice prop plates & cutlery too. Though like you said, I don’t find second-hand stores are necessarily cheaper. 🙁 By the way, I love the name of this dessert. Sounds so cute! It also looks very delicious too. Just what I need right now. 😀

  15. I love the suit case and it’s definitely perfect for a sweet treat 🙂 Your whoopie pies look so perfect! Will definitely have to give this recipe a go soon 😀 Have a lovely weekend xo

  16. Oh i love the details (and the cakes!). I’m with you and find myself drawn to gorgeous boxes and cups and saucers and the like. Recently had to talk myself out of buying a whole box of souvenir teaspoons I found in a charity shop. Just couldn’t quite figure out what I’d do with them all when i got them home…

  17. Your shabby chic suitcase is a winner, Julie. The teacup is lovely, too. Such a feeling of victory when you discover great finds at discounted prices, nest-ce pas?

    And certainly your red velvet whoopie pies are something to hoop and holler with joy about, too. They look absolutely delish! I am very grateful you have so generously shared your recipe =)

  18. Julie, your red velvet whoopie pies are so pretty and I love to have a couple of them right now.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe and have a lovely weekend 🙂

  19. These whoopie pies look beautiful and perfect! Sometimes I really wish that I could be a good baker so that I am not intimidated to try some baked goods like this and I get to eat them myself… Gorgeous pictures!

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