Our red velvet waffle whoopie pies are mouthwatering, sweet, pillowy bites of heaven. I know that might sound extreme, but seriously they are excellent. And while deliciousness is the most critical factor (everyone we gave them to loved our red velvet creation), we can’t forget about simplicity. Well, it just doesn’t get much simpler than this recipe. So keep on reading because you’re going to laugh out loud when you see how easy our whoopie pies are to make.Jump to Recipe
Sometimes you want to make an indulgent dessert, but you don’t want to do all that extra stuff. That was the thought process behind this recipe, “what if we can make a cakey dessert that doesn’t take forever to make?” We’re spoiled like that. We want to have our cake and eat it too (sorry, I couldn’t resist).
A homemade cake is excellent but also tedious. You know, you have to mix the cake, then you have to bake it, then it has to cool off – for hours. Next, you have to frost it. And finally, finally, you get to eat it. By then, I’m not sure I even want cake anymore.
So, we eliminated the baking and cooling-off parts (for the most part, ha). With waffles, making them takes just minutes. Also, cooling them takes just minutes. And finally, the cream cheese filling takes, you guessed it, just minutes.
Perfect for the Holidays
If you are looking for a creative and unique dessert to bring for the holidays, this is the perfect treat. The red cakey waffles are beautiful, and you can even use a decorative tip to spread the filling. So, while granny spent all day making a wonderful holiday feast, you will get a bunch of praise for your simple little holiday dessert that took about 20 minutes to complete. It just isn’t fair.
There are less than ten ingredients to make with this recipe. Below, you will see an image and a list of them.
- Red Velvet Cake Mix
- Powdered Sugar
- Cream Cheese
- Vanilla Extract
See the recipe card for quantities.
The first step is to grab a bowl and combine the cake mix, oil, eggs, water. This mix is the batter for your red velvet waffles. Cook the waffles on your waffle maker’s lowest setting for two minutes. Doing so results in a soft, cakey waffle. You don’t want a crispy waffle as whoopie pies are soft and fluffy. Allow them to cool for about five minutes.
Next, you will want to make the filling for your whoopie pies. Grab a bowl and mix the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. The filling should be stiff and hold its shape when you create peaks.
Once you’ve made your cream cheese filling, you can begin assembling your whoopie pies. Gently separate each waffle. Next, add the cream cheese to one waffle piece, and top with another waffle. Continue this process until you finish making all red velvet waffle whoopie pies.
There are several things you can do to make our red velvet waffle whoopie pies a little different.
- Chocolate chips – you can add miniature chocolate chips to the cream cheese filling or around the sides.
- Chocolate Filling- you can add cocoa powder to the cream cheese filling for a more chocolatey addition.
- One Giant Whoopie Pie – Instead of separating the individual waffles, just the keep the waffles whole and make a giant whoopie pie.
Classic round waffles are great as they create eye-catching triangle-shaped whoopie pies. We have a Cuisinart waffle maker, and it works great.
You can store this dessert for three days in the refrigerator.
Red Velvet Waffle Whoopie Pies
- Waffle Maker
- 1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 3 Large Eggs
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
- 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 Stick Unsalted Butter (Room Temperature)
- 8 Ounces Cream Cheese (Room Temperature)
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- In a medium bowl using a hand mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese until combined. Add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Transfer the frosting to a piping bag (or a plastic bag with the end cut off) and set it aside.
- In a large bowl add the cake mix, eggs, oil, and water. Mix until completely combined.
- Spray your waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Heat according to the manufacturer's directions on low heat. Pour ½ cup of cake batter and cook for 2 minutes. The waffles will be soft.
- Once the waffles are cooled (about 5 minutes), cut them into quarters. Pipe the frosting onto one of the waffles and top it with another waffle. Repeat until all waffle quarters have been sandwiched. Enjoy!
- You may have to adjust the ingredients or the amounts based on the cake mix you purchased.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.