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Big Al’s Red Velvet Whoopie Pies | Alabama Tailgate

Alabama football is a pretty big deal. And so are Big Al’s Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. With only 6 ingredients, these are a fun way to celebrate your next Alabama Tailgate. Crimson velvet cake sandwiches filled with sweet buttercream frosting are the perfect dessert treat for Saturday in the South.

Roll Pie!

Alabama football is a pretty big deal. And so are Big Al's Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. With only 6 ingredients, these are a fun way to celebrate your next Alabama Tailgate. Crimson velvet cake sandwiches filled with sweet buttercream frosting are the perfect dessert treat for Saturday in the South. Roll Pie!

 

SEC Tailgate Special : The University of Alabama

Football season is our FAVORITE time of year. We love the weather, the crowds, the crazy football action, and of course, the food!  This year, we created a tailgate recipe for every team in the South Eastern Conference.

Our goal: to capture the spirit of each school’s team and make a fun and delicious recipe using local flavor and flair. So we put our football differences aside, and researched every school.

If you have ever been to an SEC Tailgate, you know that food is the only thing that brings opposing fans together. (Besides the fact that we all want to beat Florida.)

If you don’t follow college football or aren’t a fan of the SEC…that’s totally ok. The SEC Tailgate recipes are still awesome for your next party. Or a Tuesday. (We won’t judge.)

 

Big Al’s Red Velvet Whoopie Pies | Alabama Tailgate

I have to be totally honest with you all…as a Tennessee fan, this recipe was hard for me to make. The recipe itself was super easy, but putting those cute little A’s all over these crimson red velvet whoopie pies was painful.

But I ate one, dang it. And it was good.

True story: when I showed these to my daughter, her mouth dropped open. She wrinkled her nose, looked at me like I had three heads. She promptly picked one up, wiped off the A…and shoved it in her mouth. 

This recipe is a must try. Easily adaptable to different flavors and using only 6 ingredients, these will be a hit at your Alabama tailgate or football viewing party.

 

red velvet cake mix, oil, and eggs in a white bowl

 

Whip up the cake mix until rich and smooth, and spoon them onto parchment paper. Parchment paper is a must have! It keeps the batter from sticking, and makes for easy clean up. Because who has time for clean up, we have football to watch!

 

smooth and creamy, rich red velvet cake batter in a white bowl with beaters

 

How big you make Big Al’s Red Velvet Whoopie Pies is up to you. If you are taking them to an Alabama Tailgate, you will want plenty to go around. (You might want to make a double batch.)

 

portions of red velvet cake batter on parchment paper

 

More SEC Special Tailgating Recipes:

BBQ Pork Sliders + Tiger Sauce

Death Valley Jambalaya

12th Man Tailgate Chili

 

 

Tailgating 101 | Tasty Recipes for Football Fun

 

whoopie pie cakes cooling on a wire rack

 

While they are baking (which doesn’t take very long at all) whip up a sweet batch of buttercream frosting. You know, butter and powdered sugar, the two official food groups of all things delicious.

 

buttercream frosting in a red bowl

 

When the crimson cakes have cooled completely, it is time to assemble. This is the fun part.

You can either decorate your tops with little “A’s” first, or at the end. Totally up to you. It was pretty easy to do using disposable pastry bags with the end snipped off.

If you mess up, no worries. Just scrape it off and try again. (Tasty mistakes, let me tell ya.)

 

buttercream frosting swirled on a whoopie pie

 

If the icing is too thick to “flow” easily, you can warm it up by holding the end of the pastry bag in your hands for a couple of minutes.

Have an artistic eye? Make little helmets on some of them, or football stitching. Or Nick Saban’s face.

 

A red velvet whoopie pie decorated with the Alabama "A" logo

 

Swirl some buttercream frosting in the middle of two cakes and that’s it. Easy, beautiful and full of Alabama Team Spirit!

 

Big Al's Red Velvet Whoopie Pies - Alabama Tailgate

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Big Al’s Red Velvet Whoopie Pies | Alabama Tailgate

Moist red velvet whoopie pies made from 6 ingredients. Decorated in team spirit for your next tailgate party.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword red velvet whoopie pie
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 404 kcal
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  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks butter room temperature

Cook That

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil and water with a hand mixer. Beat for about 3 minutes until the batter is smooth and creamy.
  3. Using a spoon or scoop, measure even amounts of batter onto the parchment paper. Place them a couple of inches apart to allow for expansion during cooking.
  4. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. (Repeat the process until all of the batter has been used. Use a new sheet of parchment paper with each batch.)
  5. While the cakes are baking, make the buttercream frosting. On high speed using a hand held mixer, cream the butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar. Continue to mix for 5 minutes until smooth and fluffy.
  6. Spoon the frosting into a decorating bag. Snip the end off, and swirl a layer of icing on the inside of a cake. Place another cake on top.
  7. Decorate the top of each whoopie pie as desired.

Recipe Notes

Serving size and nutritional value is based on a total of 12 pies about 4 inches large.

Nutrition Facts
Big Al’s Red Velvet Whoopie Pies | Alabama Tailgate
Amount Per Serving (1 pie)
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 315mg 13%
Potassium 133mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Sugars 52g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Alabama football is a pretty big deal. And so are Big Al's Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. With only 6 ingredients, these are a fun way to celebrate your next Alabama Tailgate. Crimson velvet cake sandwiches filled with sweet buttercream frosting are the perfect dessert treat for Saturday in the South.Roll Pie!  #redvelvet #whoopiepies #bama #alabama #tailgate

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