Back in September, I was contacted to make some cute desserts for a sorority recruitment event. As one of their alumnae, the chapter at CSU East Bay had been tasting my recipes for years. I had made cupcakes, and cookies for our events and given sweet treats as gifts to my littles and grandlittles! They had thought they were delicious so when they needed some desserts for an event, they thought of me!
I mentioned in a previous post that I had made Mini Red Velvet Mini Cheesecakes for this same event and so I wanted to create something that was about the same size. Alpha Phi’s colors are silver and bordeaux so I wanted to stick with something red colored, so red velvet just made sense! I’ve only made these with red velvet cake so far, but I imagine that they would work with different kinds of cake, maybe in the future I will try these again!
These little cakes were perfect! Not only did they taste good, but they looked so cute on the tray presentation wise! Of course these cookies you can just eat plain, add a little bit of frosting or make a cookie sandwich like I did!
Cake Mix Whoopie Pie
- 1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Can Frosting
- 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1. Cream butter in the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer.
2. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add the box of cake mix. Mix well.
3. Scoop and roll the dough into a ball about 1 inch in diameter and place on a tray lined with parchment paper. The dough will be really sticky, so do the best you can. If you roll them fast they won’t stick as much. If the dough is too difficult to roll, you can try chilling it in the refrigerate for 10 minutes first so that it is a little less sticky. I also found if I ran my hands under cold water for a minute they wouldn’t get as sticky in my hands, hey what ever works right?
4. Place the tray of cake balls in the freezer for 20 minutes. This way they firm up and won’t spread as much when you bake them.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
6. Place the cake balls on to a tray about 1-2 inches apart and bake for 7-10 minutes.
7. Remove cookies from the tray and allow to cool on a wire rack.
8. For the frosting: combine the frosting and powdered sugar. If you want to make your cake stacked like mine, you may need to add more powdered sugar until it is the desired stiffness.
9. Fill a piping bag with frosting and pipe the frosting on one side of the cookie. Top with a separate cookie. From here, you can add some sort of decoration on top or keep it as just a cookie-frosting sandwich!