Chocolate Heart Whoopie Pies
Rosanna Pansino is getting into the Valentine's Day spirit with this vegan recipe.
Chocolate Heart Whoopie Pies
Seasonal Event:
Valentine's Day

Vegan Chocolate Whoopie Cookie

  • ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Caramel Filling

  • ¾ cup Vegan Caramel Sauce
  • 8 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar


  • 2 ½ - inch heart cookie cutter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Make the chocolate whoopie cookie: In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk and lemon juice. Allow the mixture to curdle, about 10 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder.
  4. Whisk the oil, sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla into the curdled almond milk.
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the wet mixture. Mix until well combined.
  6. Place the heart cookie cutter on the prepared baking sheet and scoop 1 tablespoon of the batter into the center. Spread evenly, then remove the cookie cutter. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  7. Bake until the edges are set and the top is soft to the touch, 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Make the caramel filling: Make the Vegan Caramel Sauce and transfer to a large bowl. Add the shortening, vegan butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, beating well after each addition, until the filling is stiff enough to pipe (you may not need to use all the sugar).
  10. Scoop the filling into a piping bag fitted with a #12 decorating tip.
  11. Turn half the hearts upside down and pipe filling onto the flat side. Top with the remaining hearts, flat side down.