Black Velvet Whoopie Pies

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Black Velvet Whoopie Pies

Making color themed desserts will always add a little cheer for your guests.
Servings 24 woopie pies

Ingredients
  

Black Velvet Whoopie Pies

  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup cocoa, sifted
  • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon black food coloring (optional)

Buttercream

  • 10 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon orange food coloring (optional)

Instructions
 

Black Velvet Whoopie Pies

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.
  • Beat in egg until smooth. Stir in cocoa until combined. Alternately, add flour and milk until combined. Stir in black food coloring.
  • Transfer batter to a piping bag. Pipe 1 tablespoon sized mounds onto the baking sheets. With a damp finger, lightly pat the tops of the cakes to flatten any peaks.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes until the cakes are firm to touch. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes and transfer to racks to cool completely.
  • To assemble, pipe buttercream filling between two cookies. Store in the refrigerator.

Buttercream

  • In a large mixing bowl, whip butter over medium-high until smooth. Add powdered sugar and salt. Beat until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Mix in vanilla, heavy cream, and orange food coloring.
  • Whip on medium-high for about 4 minutes, scraping down the sides periodically.
  • Transfer to a piping bag.

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