artsy-fartsy mama: Green Velvet Donuts & Whoopie Pies

Green Velvet Donuts & Whoopie Pies

I have a confession: I have never had red velvet cake before. I've always wanted to try it, and today was the day! Since we are close to St. Patrick's Day, I decided to make green velvet instead. Instead of making it into a cake or cupcakes, we went with a little something different: baked donuts and whoopie pies!

I know, I know... these aren't "real" donuts. In fact, they aren't fried at all, and would probably be amazing covered in glaze. Honestly, these are more of a cake in the shape of a donut. Either way, I think they are pretty fun to eat and they sure look cute!!

Add a bit {or a lot} of frosting, some colorful sprinkles and you've got one tasty treat on your hands!! I love how they turned out. My daughter had a fun time helping with the sprinkles and helping to mix the batter and frosting. These would be perfect for any St. Patrick's Day or even a spring party depending on your sprinkles.

Green Velvet Donuts & Whoopie Pies

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 - 1 oz green food coloring

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Grease donut and/or whoopie pie pans.
  2. Lightly stir eggs, and add remaining liquid ingredients. Stir together until blended. 
  3. Place all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together well.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.
  5. Pour by tablespoons into donut or whoopie pie pans and tap pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.
  6. Bake for about 10-13 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for about ten minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
Adapted from Bakerella

Green Velvet Whoopie Pies

What are donuts and whoopie pies without frosting?!
Answer: Just cake.

Green Velvet Cake Donuts

I absolutely love this easy for Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe from Cookies & Cups:

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
2 lbs powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk

Directions:
  1. Cream butter and shortening together until smooth.
  2. Slowly add sugar. Once all added, turn up mixer speed to medium-high and whip for about a minute.
  3. Slowly add milk. You can more or less to get the consistency you like. If you add too much, just add a little more sugar.
  4. Put frosting into a Ziploc or icing bag, clip the corner, and frost your donuts and/or whoopie pies. I used a Wilton #32 Open Star Tip.

21 comments:

  1. You did a fantastic job icing those. I am so impressed with the way they look! My icing jobs are always...amateurish.

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  2. Oooohhhh! Those look yummy and super fun! You are so awesome to have Zoey help you. My Zoey likes to 'help'. ALL. THE. TIME. I let her if the food is just for us, but she tries to sneak too much of the food with her fingers if it's supposed to go elsewhere. :)

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  3. These look phenomenal! I'm definitely pinning these to check out later. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hi Lindsay, these are the perfect color for my little one who just loves every single treat in the world as long as is GREEN!!!...yeah they're not as easy to come by. Thanks for posting. Found you at Tatertots and Jello's party.

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  5. Amazing amazing!! Of course, green velvet cake for St. Patrick's Day - what a fantastic idea, and the green colour on these looks SO GOOD! Thanks for posting, pinning now :-)

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  6. So fun! I want to make something green velvet for St. Patrick's Day now:)

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  7. So fun! And your icing looks incredible. I definitely need to make something green for my kids this Sunday!

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  8. I love these. They are so much fun, and great for St. Paddy's Day!

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  10. These look so fun and so good! I love the idea of making them green! So cute!

    Kara
    www.simplisticallysassy.com

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  11. How fun! My husband's favorite cake is Red Velvet maybe next time I'll make it green instead. ;)

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  12. Those look delicious! I might have to try my hand at those! I'll be featuring these on my blog tomorrow!

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  13. Yay! Another green velvet recipe this week! I made green velvet Twinkies and all my friends thought I was crazy. These look delicious--I'll have to try these too, since I just got a new whoopie pie pan. :)

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  14. For a moment, I thought it looked like flowers on a grassy field! These look great!

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  15. A delightful St. Patty's Day treat! Thanks for sharing.
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  16. A great St. Patty's Day Treat. Thanks for sharing
    p @ BeColorful

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  17. A great St Patty's Day treat. Thanks for sharing
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  18. A delightful St. Patty's Day treat. Thanks for sharing.
    p

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  19. That looks so good. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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