The Buttermilk Truck was so nice to send me their new Red Velvet Pancake Mix! I made the pancakes and they were delicious! I wondered if I could make anything else with the mix, besides pancakes. That’s when I came up with the Whoopie Pies. Marian the Foodie of Culinary Escort invited me to join her on Kababayan Today on LA18 to share my treats with the lovely hostess, Jannelle So. I had so much fun on set with them!
Here is the recipe. If you don’t have Buttermilk Truck’s RV Mix, substitute the dry ingredients (the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, & salt) or use about 2 1/2 cups of the mix.
2 1/2 cups Buttermilk Truck’s Red Velvet Pancake Mix OR
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 oz semisweet chocolate
1/2 oz milk chocolate
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (melted)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar (optional)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp red food coloring
4 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
4 tbsp butter (room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Melt semisweet and milk chocolate in the microwave at 50% power, 20 seconds at a time until melted. Combine dry ingredients (the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, & salt) in a small or medium sized bowl. In a large bowl, combine wet ingredients (butter, sour cream, eggs, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, and red food coloring) with a wire whisk. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture in 3 editions, blending in-between. Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart. Bake for about 8-10 minutes. Once they are fully baked, let them cool on the cookie sheet for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat this process until there is no batter left. In the meantime, make cream cheese filling. Using an electric mixer or whisk, combine the cream cheese and butter. Then mix in the vanilla extract. Add the confectioners sugar a little at a time until filling is thick. Fill a piping bag (or ziplock bag and cut the tip) with the filling. Take one of the Whoopie Pies and pipe some filling in the center of it. Take another Whoopie Pie that is about the same size, and gently pile it on top of the other one. Once you have done that with the other Whoopie Pies, they are ready to serve. I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Kababayan TV with Jannelle So