Today I’m going to show you how create these beautiful and delicious pink rose Strawberry Shortcake Whoopie Pies.
updated post from 2015
HOW TO MAKE PINK ROSE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE WHOOPIE PIES
Patterned cakes are nothing new. In the past I’ve made dozens of pretty Pattern Cake Rolls like this Bee Mine Valentine’s Day Cake Roll.
Making pattern whoopie pies is a lot easier! Anyone can make them. Instead of piping the pattern on the parchment lined baking sheet when making whoopie pies you pipe the pattern directly onto the cake batter. Super easy.
WHOOPIE PIE BATTER
Be sure to bring all the ingredients to room temperature before making the cake batter.
- All Purpose Flour
- Corn Starch
- Baking Powder
- Unsalted Butter
- Vanilla Extract
TIP : Make quick homemade buttermilk – into a ½ cup measure pour ½ tbsp vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice. Top it off with room temperature milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Stir well and use in the recipe. If you don’t have vinegar or lemon juice can use one of these 6 Homemade Buttermilk Substitutes.
Prepare whoopie pie batter following the recipe in the recipe card (bottom of this post).
Then pour batter into a large piping bag, (step1). Divide small amount of batter among 3 small bowl. Into 2 bowls, into each bowl spoon 2 tablespoons of batter. And into the 3rd bowl spoon 1 tablespoon of batter, (step2).
Color batter with pink and green gel food coloring. Color batter in 2 bowls with 2 shades of pink. 3rd batter (bowl with 1 tablespoon) should be colored with green food coloring.
PINK ROSE PATTERN
Spoon colored whoopie pie batter into piping bags. Cut a small opening on each bag.
Spray whoopie pie baking pan with a non stick spray, (step 1). Then pipe the uncolored batter into each cavity, (step 2-3).
Smooth the tops with back of the spoon dipped in water, (step 1-2).
HOW TO MAKE A ROSE PATTERN
- First pipe the leaves with green batter. Then pipe a dot of darker pink in the center.
- Then take light pink batter and pipe short curved lines around dark dot in the center. Starting in middle and going outwards. Keep gaps between the lines.
- Lastly fill in the gaps with darker shade of pink batter.
BAKE WHOOPIE PIES
Bake pattern whoopie pies at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes then remove soft cakes from the pan. Transfer them onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
TIP : Use a small silicone spatula to help release cakes from the baking pan.
CREAM CHEESE AND STRAWBERRY FILLING
Prepare cream cheese filling following the recipe in the recipe card(bottom of the post). Alternatively if you don’t have cream cheese you can make Stabilized Whipped Cream instead.
Fit a piping bags with a large star tip (Wilton #4B) and spoon cream cheese filling into a piping bag. Have sliced strawberries ready.
Pipe a swirl in one even layer on the bottom cake without a rose pattern. Arrange sliced strawberries on the top. Then place top cake layer (one with pink rose pattern) and gently press it onto the filling. Store in the fridge in one layer in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
TIP : For fuss-free assembly, chop strawberries and fold them into the filling instead.
CAN I FREEZE WHOOPIE PIES ?
Yes. you can. You can freeze them filled or unfilled. When freezing filled whoopie pies I recommend use filling without fresh fruit. It’s best to freeze sandwiches in one layer. Allow to defrost completely before serving or filling.
TO MAKE STRAWBERRY WHOOPIE PIES YOU NEED
- Get all the tools in my Amazon Shop
- Whoopie Pie Pan (3 inch cavity each whoopie pie)
- Large Star Piping Tip Wilton 4B
- Piping Bag
- Food Gel Colors : pink, leaf green
- Hand Held Mixer
MORE DELICIOUS DESSERT RECIPES :
- Watermelon Whoopie Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
- Minion Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
- Strawberry Whoopie Pies
- Chocolate Whoopie Pies
Recipes make makes 6 delicious soft strawberry shortcake whoopie pies.
serving size – 1 whoopie pie sandwich
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup room temperature butter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup package of cream cheese (about 1/2 package)
- 1/2 – 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup whipping cream or heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 5 large strawberries, washed and sliced
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a whoopie pie pan with non stick spray.
In a medium size bowl whisk together flour (1cup), corn starch (1/4 cup), baking powder (1/2tsp) and salt (1/4tsp). Set aside.
In a small dish whisk together egg (1 egg) with Vanilla Extract (1tsp).
Beat unsalted, room temperature butter (1/4 cup) with granulated sugar (1/3cup) until creamy, pale in color and doubled in volume. Then into the butter sugar mixture gradually beat in egg mixture.
Then into the butter egg mixture gradually on low speed beat in flour mixture alternating with buttermilk (1/2 cup). Pour mixture into a large piping bag.
TIP : How to Make Buttermilk : pour 1/2 tbsp vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice into a 1/2 cup measure, top it off with room temperature milk, let sit 5 minutes and stir.
Into 3 small bowls spoon whoopie pie batter, Into 2 bowls, into each bowl spoon 2 tablespoons of whoopie pie batter. And into 3rd small bowl spoon 1 tbsp of whoopie pie batter. You should have 3 bowls.
Color batter in 2 small bowl (with 2 tbsp of batter) with pink gel food coloring, Making one batter darker shade pink than the other.
Then color batter in 3rd bowl (with 1 tbsp of batter) with green gel food coloring.
Spoon each batter into a small sandwich bag or a piping bag.
Pipe batter into a prepared whoopie pie pan. Smooth the tops with back of the spoon
dipped in water.
Then pipe rose pattern on 6 of the cakes – refer to the video/step by step tutorial in the blog post for how to do this step. You should have 6 plain cake and 6 with rose pattern on the top.
Bake at 350F. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minute in the pan. Then remove each little cake and transfer it onto a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely.
TIP: Use a small flexible silicone spatula to help remove the cakes from a whoopie pie pan.
Beat cream cheese (1/2 cup, 1/2 of the package), until smooth, add powdered sugar (1/2 cup to 1/3 cup, depends on how sweet you like it.) Beat until homogeneous, smooth and creamy. Then gradually beat in whipping cream (1/4 cup) and Vanilla Extract (1/2tsp).
Fit a large piping bag with a star piping tip and spoon the cream cheese filling into the bag. Tie the bag with a rubber band or twist it well as needed.
Pipe a swirl layer of cream cheese filling onto the cakes with no pattern. Then arrange sliced strawberries on the top. Place and gently press the top cake round with a rose pattern onto the filling.
TIP : For an faster assembly you chop strawberries and fold them into the cream cheese filling. It might not be as pretty but it's a bit easier and fuss-free.
I DON’T HAVE BUTTERMILK, WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD?
No worries. You can make your Homemade Buttermilk in the matter of minutes.
Use one of these 6 Homemade Buttermilk Substitutes.
This post was originally published on February 28th, 2015. On February 5th, 2020 I updated this post with step by step photos, written text and a video.
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