Stunning Watermelon Whoopie Pies

These Watermelon Whoopie Pies are stunning, and are the perfect summer treat for ANY occasion. Think summer dessert, think summer party, & think watermelon!

I don’t even really know what to say, other than this: Watermelon Whoopie Pies.

Stunning ones too! Whoopie pies will always make me think of my baker friend, Jennie. She shared a video on Facebook years ago of her then toddler asking for “More whoopie pies.” He was sounding out his words so beautifully because he really wanted whoopie pies! “Mo’ whoopie pies!” Whoopie pies also make me think of my friend, Matt, because one day we got up before dawn to drive to Vermont.. just to drive to Vermont. We had partied hard the night before (which in both of our cases just requires hardcore talking and staying up late while everyone else dabbles in other things) and I was so tired I could barely drive. I was 20-something, though. Nothing could stop me from driving to Vermont and seeing lots of cows.

We got incredible peanut butter chocolate whoopie pies from a roadstand gas station type thing. Exquisite and messy.

I’ll be back to the blog late tonight or early tomorrow for Finish the Sentence Friday. That’s right. Finishing up my blog game strong! Oh, and there will be some awesome bug spray tips thrown in the mix too. For now, it’s all about the recipe:

Watermelon Whoopie Pies:

Ingredients:

For the cakes:
1 stick butter, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 drop violet gel food coloring
3 drops red gel food coloring
3 drops Kelly green gel food coloring
Black frosting, for decorating

For the filling:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 sticks butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract

Yields: 8-10 whoopie pies

whoopie pies

Instructions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2 – With an electric mixer, start beating your butter, sugar, egg and vanilla on medium speed. Gradually increase to high until creamy.

3 – In a medium-sized bowl, sift together all of your dry ingredients. In thirds, add them to your wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk.

4 – Once all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined, divide the batter into 2 bowls. Color each one – one bowl of batter will be the red and purple, the other green.

5 – Use frosting bags to pipe each colored batter onto your lined baking sheet, about 2 inches in diameter. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

6 – Prepare your buttercream by beating butter, sugar, milk and vanilla on medium speed. Gradually increase the speed to high. The buttercream is ready once it forms stiff peaks.

7 – Assemble by spreading the buttercream on the bottom of one green cake. Sandwich the buttercream by placing a pink cake on top. Decorate with black frosting by drawing out “watermelon seeds” on the pink side of the whoopie pie.

These Watermelon Whoopie Pies are stunning, and are the perfect summer treat for ANY occasion. Think summer dessert, think summer party, & think watermelon!

These Watermelon Whoopie Pies are stunning, and are the perfect summer treat for ANY occasion. Think summer dessert, think summer party, & think watermelon!

How badly do you want to make these?

These Watermelon Whoopie Pies are stunning, and are the perfect summer treat for ANY occasion. Think summer dessert, think summer party, & think watermelon!

About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.

Comments

Stunning Watermelon Whoopie Pies — 6 Comments

  1. These are adorable! Seriously need to make. And unlike you my week is just about over with Field Day for the girls tomorrow at school and this weekend being my birthday. So making it a long weekend here and plan on spending as much of it offline and enjoying every minute. So happy almost weekend, my friend 🙂

  2. Oh, my goodness. Tamara, you have outdone yourself yet again—these whoopie pies take the cake! Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all night 😂

    Seriously though, I definitely want one of these. Or maybe five. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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