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Valentine’s Day Whoopies: Recipes for Heart-Shaped Filled Sweets

Valentine’s Day Whoopies: Recipes for Heart-Shaped Filled Sweets


Butter at room temperature

red food coloring

For filling

Butter at room temperature

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Heart shaped muffin pan

I Valentine’s Whoopies I am the variant heart-shaped of the American whoopie pies which, on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, are prepared with a cocoa pastesimilar to that of red velvetand stuffed with a sweet cream cheese filling.

They are perfect to tempt your sweetheart: you can give them as a gift on February 14, perhaps with Valentine’s Day cookies, or you can enjoy them after a romantic dinner.

American whoopies are delicious treats (similar in consistency to that which one would obtain from a mixture of cupcakes and macaroons) made up of two cocoa cakes full of marshmallow creme. It seems that their bizarre name derives from “Whooooopie“, an exclamation of happiness from the children, happy to find these little delights inside the snack basket; according to some, in fact, the whoopies were prepared by gives Amish from Pennsylvania not only for their little ones, but also to end their husbands’ lunch on a sweet note: a gesture of love, from which our recipe was inspired.

Making romantic whoopies for Valentine’s Day is very simple: let’s prepare thedough made from butter, sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, milk and oil; transfer it to a pocket bag and then to a heart-shaped muffin tin; we cook and, once the candies are cold, the do. To make them even more delicious, you can also decorate them with white icing, or enrich the filling with chocolate chips oh dried fruit kernels.

If you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a teaspoon or, if you are missing the muffin tin with heart molds, you can form balls of dough With the hands and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to create round whoopies.

Before you start making this recipe, make sure that ingredients of the dough are a ambient temperature: he donkeystored for a few hours out of the refrigerator with the eggs, must be softa must-have step for making fluffy Valentine’s Day whoopies.

For what concern food coloringon the other hand, adjust the doses according to the chromatic intensity you wish to obtain: natural or powdered dyes, in fact, are less strong than those in gel, of which a few drops are enough.

Here is the procedure with tips and tricks for preparing Valentine’s Day whoopies and, if you are looking for other ideas, discover our selection of sweets and cakes dedicated to the day of lovers.

How to Make Whoopie Pies for Valentine’s Day

To make Valentine’s Day whoopies, start by taking the butter out of the fridge for a few hours to soften it. Then put it in a bowl with the sugar and mix the two ingredients well with an electric whisk 1until a homogeneous and frothy mixture is obtained.

Add the egg 2vanilla extract and continue mixing.

In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa in that order, stirring constantly 3. Pour in the milk, mix again and also add the oil.

Mix all the ingredients with a spatula and add the food coloring only at the end: you should obtain a compact paste, without lumps and not liquid 4.

Transfer the resulting dough to a pocket bag and pour 10 grams into each heart-shaped mold, trying to level the surface by shaking the pan 5. We used a silicone, which does not need to be buttered before baking. Bake in a static oven preheated to 180°C for 10-15 minutes.

While the Valentine’s Whoopies are cooking, prepare the cream cheese filling: combine the soft butter and cheese in a bowl, then gradually add the powdered sugar, until fully incorporated. 7.

After the whoopies have cooked, remove them from the oven and let them cool on a cake rack. 8.

When they are cold and well compacted, start to compose the first whoopie, distribute the cream on the smooth side, with a spoon or a pocket bag, and close it with another whoopie 9.

Repeat this until you’ve finished all the sweets: Valentine’s Whoopies are ready to give away and enjoy with your partner ten.


You can garnish the whoopies with the filling of your choice: we have chosen a cream cheese, but you can also opt for a chocolate creamnail Diplomatic cream or one Sweet whipped creammade with cream and icing sugar.


Stuffed Valentine’s Whoopies Keep in the refrigerator by 2-3 days, closed in an airtight container or covered with a transparent film. Cakes without filling, on the other hand, can be stored at room temperaturehermetically sealed in a tin box, for 4-5 days.

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