Breads & Baked Goods, Dessert

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi® XL Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with SmartLid™
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 47 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Eggs, Wheat



  • 1 cup water, for steaming
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) red velvet cake mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  • 1 lb cream cheese
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter, cold, divided into 8 cubes
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag (2 pounds) confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 cup set aside for garnish

Cooking mode

When entering cooking mode - We will enable your screen to stay ‘always on’ to avoid any unnecessary interruptions while you cook!


  • Step 1

    Add 1 cup water to pot. Spray the Ninja Multi-Purpose Pan (or an 8-inch round baking pan) with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Step 2

    To make the cake, add the cake mix, water, eggs, and canola oil to the bowl of a stand mixer. Combine on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl when necessary. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Step 3

    Place the pan on the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the lower position, then place the rack in the pot.

  • Step 4

    Close the lid and move the slider to STEAMCRISP. Select STEAM & BAKE, set temperature to 315°F, and set time to 17 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 20 minutes as it steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 5

    When cooking is complete, check doneness by inserting a wooden toothpick into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, remove the pan from the pot and let cool for 2 to 3 hours. If the toothpick comes out with moist crumbs stuck to it, move the slider to STEAMCRISP, select STEAM & BAKE, set temperature to 300°F and set time to 10 minutes. Press START/STOP to continue cooking. After cooking is complete, remove pan from the pot and let cool for 2 to 3 hours.

  • Step 6

    While the cake is cooling, make the frosting. Add cream cheese and butter to the bowl of stand mixer. Combine on medium speed for 2 minutes. When combined, reduce speed to low and add vanilla extract and 1 cup of sugar at a time. Continue to mix until fully incorporated, approximately 2 minutes. If frosting is thin, refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

  • Step 7

    When the cake is cooled, slice horizontally through the center. Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate, rounded side down, and evenly cover with all the frosting. Top with the second layer of cake, rounded side up.

  • Step 8

    Add the reserved 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar to a fine mesh strainer and shake over the top of the whoopie pie for garnish.