Chocolate and Buttercream. What could be more perfect for a holiday surrounded by sweets?
Moist, fluffy, chocolate cake...
plus rich, decadent buttercream frosting (pink or not... that's your choice).
Because who doesn't need a little whoopee... especially on the holiday of love.
makes 20ish pies
1 package Devil's Food cake mix
1 4-ounce package Instant Chocolate Pudding mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup water
12 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 cup marshmallow creme
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
To make pies, combine ingredients in a large bowl with electric mixer. Beat on low until moistened, then on medium for 2 minutes until light and thick. Drop by heaping tablespoons of batter 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Pies will be 3" in diameter after baking. Bake 15 minutes or until pies spring back when lightly touched. Cool pies completely.
Combine filling ingredients in a large bowl and beat 2 minutes with an electric mixer on high, until light and fluffy. Spread filling on the flat side of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies to make sandwiches.
I make these about once a year, hence the heart-shaped cakes and pink buttercream frosting. Clearly, you can make them 'normally' and leave them round. But I think they're pretty darn cute as hearts, no?
Enjoy... and Happy Valentine's Day!