Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Recipe

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Recipe

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Prep Time: 25 mins

Cook Time: 10-13 mins

Yield: 8-10 whoopie pies

Decedent pumpkin whoopie pies spiced with ginger and cinnamon accompanied with a divine marshmallow fluff cream cheese buttercream frosting. Heaven!



  • 120ml (4floz) sunflower oil
  • 200g (7oz) light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 100ml (3½fl oz) pumpkin puree
  • 250g (9oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger


  • 85g (3oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g (5½oz) icing (powdered/confectioners’) sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 80g (3oz) full fat cream cheese
  • 100g (3½oz) marshmallow fluff



  1. Preheat the oven to 170℃/325℉/Gas Mark 3 and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Or alternatively, spray 2 whoopie pie tins with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the sunflower oil, sugar and vanilla until combined and light in colour. Tip in the egg and pumpkin puree and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Sift together the remaining ingredients and add these to the liquid mixture in two batches, mixing together thoroughly on medium speed until an even batter forms.
  4. Spoon the batter on to the prepared trays in 16-20 mounds, each 3-5cm (1¼-2in) in diameter and 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) apart to allow for spreading during baking. Alternatively, spoon mixture into prepared whoopie pie pans.
  5. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until they are a golden colour and sponge bounces back when touched. Allow to cool completely before filling.


  1. Mix together the butter and icing (powdered/confectioners’) sugar on a low speed until smooth. Add the cream cheese and marshmallow fluff and mix on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Place in the fridge for 30-40 minutes to set slightly.
  2. To assemble the whoopie pies, take one sponge and spread roughly 1 tbsp of the filling on the flat side, adding a little more if needed/desired. Then sandwich together with another sponge. Repeat with the remaining whoopie pies. Dust the whoopie pies with icing (powdered/confectioner’s) sugar to serve.

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  1. says

    I hope you feel better soon. Stomach bug is no fun.
    These looks and sound delicious. I rarely make whoopie pies, these look very light and just yummy

  2. says

    I’m so sorry you are not feeling well! I hope it clears up soon, whatever it may be. But trust me when I tell you you aren’t alone in the unproductive realm – I can never have more than one post ready at a time, never enough time in the week for that!

    But I DO love these: and I think they are homey cute. And who cares if they aren’t the prettiest, if they are delicious?! :)
    Jess @ OnSugarMountain recently posted…Stuffing Muffins

    • says

      Thanks Jess. I’m feeling so much better now. I’m glad I’m not the only one that’s always baking, photographing and posting on the same day! And you’re right, they only end up a mess in the mouth and stomach anyway but there’s something about me that likes pretty desserts. LOL.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} recently posted…Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

    • says

      Ugh, sorry to hear that you’ve had it too. It’s definitely going around here too. In fact, I think I may have passed it onto the giant man-baby. Oops. I was having one of those evenings where I thought I was feeling better and made them then the next day after, not so good. So decorating, photographing them and blogging took a few days.
      Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} recently posted…Sugar & Slice Sunday Link Party #3

    • says

      I thought it might’ve been food poisoning in how bad it was but it turns out it’s a bug and we have 2 more possible bug cases in our household now – my middle daughter and the giant man-baby. My poor babies.

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that’s behind on getting posts up. Feels like a mad rush all the time doesn’t it? Thanks for stopping by, Sue.
      Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} recently posted…Sugar & Slice Sunday Link Party #3

  3. says

    Poor girl, so sorry you’re sick but hope by now you’re much better. And if you think those whoopie pies are ugly, you should see the peppermint whoopie pies I made tonight. They were so ugly I wrapped them up with pretty baking paper. I think I have that same wierd shaped pan! Your whoopie pies look great and super yummy too! And girl, you always have such great photographs, something I’ll never figure out!
    The Partiologist recently posted…It’s A Wrap!

    • says

      Aww thanks girly, I did used to do photography for a living before my illness disabled me but that was outdoor and studio portraits. Weirdly running kids is easier than food photography for me. I always think my photos are awful. Your photos are brilliant though so nothing to figure out for you. :)

      I am feeling so much better now but unfortunately looks like one of my daughters and the giant man-baby might have the bug now too. And I’d love to see your whoopie pies. I guess we must have the same pan. Do yours come out wedge shaped, sort of like a triangle with the top chopped off on the sides? Thing is, the pan looks domed to the eye but when you pull them out they’re not nicely domed as they should be. Ugh. Silpat next time for sure!
      Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} recently posted…Sugar & Slice Sunday Link Party #3

  4. says

    I’m so sorry you were under the weather! Hope you are feeling better now!!

    Stopping by from Marvelous Mondays ~ congrats on the feature!! These whoopie pies look delicious! I would love to invite you to come share them at the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Party I’m co-hosting!
    Jaime @ Mom’s Test Kitchen recently posted…Mom’s Test Meal Mondays #19


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