Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Yield: 8-10 whoopie pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Whoopie Pies

  • 120ml (4floz) sunflower oil
  • 200g (7oz) light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 100ml (3½fl oz) pumpkin puree
  • 250g (9oz) plain flour (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

Filling

  • 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

Instructions

  1. To make the Whoopie Pies – Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/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. Add 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.
  6. To make the filling – Mix together the butter and icing (powdered/confectioners’) sugar on 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.
  7. To assemble the Whoopie Pies – Take one whoopie pie half and spread roughly 1 tbsp of the filling on the flat side, adding a little more if needed/desired.
  8. Sandwich together with another whoopie pie half. Repeat with the remaining whoopie pies. Dust the whoopie pies with icing (powdered/confectioner’s) sugar to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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41 Comments on “Pumpkin Whoopie Pies”

  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust November 24, 2012 @12:27 am Reply
    I'm so sorry about your yuckiness! BUMMER. But these look amazing!
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 24, 2012 @11:46 pm Reply
      Thanks Dorothy. :)
  2. Hani November 24, 2012 @1:41 am Reply
    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
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 25, 2012 @1:15 am Reply
      Thanks Hani. They are very yummy and quite light too. I'm feeling much better now so got to try one.
  3. Jess @ OnSugarMountain November 24, 2012 @1:48 am Reply
    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?! :)
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 25, 2012 @1:22 am Reply
      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.
  4. Tash @ The Velvet Moon Baker November 24, 2012 @9:33 am Reply
    This bug seems to be going around, we've had it aswell but very impressed you managed to make whoopie pies (which sound fab by the way) while being sick
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 25, 2012 @4:35 pm Reply
      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.
  5. Laura Dembowski November 24, 2012 @1:17 pm Reply
    I hope you feel better soon :). These definitely look like they would help. Pumpkin whoopie pies are my favorite treat. They are even better with homemade marshmallow creme in the middle.
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 25, 2012 @4:42 pm Reply
      Thanks Laura, I'm feeling so much better now. :) You're right, the marshmallow fluff frosting is amazing. Thanks for stopping by.
  6. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch November 24, 2012 @3:09 pm Reply
    Hi, Lisa. Found you on This Gal Cooks Grow Your Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower on Facebook. You have a cute blog with great ideas. Hope you will visit me too. Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheMandatoryMooch
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 25, 2012 @10:42 pm Reply
      Hi Nichi, thanks for following on Facebook. I'm following back too. Thanks for stopping by. :)
  7. Sandra November 24, 2012 @8:30 pm Reply
    Hope you're feeling better.
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 25, 2012 @10:44 pm Reply
      I'm feeling great today and energy has returned (whoop!). Thanks for stopping by.
  8. Dan November 24, 2012 @11:49 pm Reply
    These went down well.
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 24, 2012 @11:50 pm Reply
      They did!
  9. Sue~munchkin munchies November 25, 2012 @12:28 am Reply
    Food poisoning is the worst! Hope you are better SOON! Your whoopie pies look so yummy! I am with you on always running behind with posts, Lisa:)
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 25, 2012 @10:48 pm Reply
      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.
  10. Sue~munchkin munchies November 25, 2012 @12:28 am Reply
    Food poisoning is the worst! Hope you are better SOON! Your whoopie pies look so yummy! I am with you on always running behind with posts, Lisa:)
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 25, 2012 @10:48 pm Reply
      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.
  11. The Partiologist November 25, 2012 @2:05 am Reply
    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!
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 25, 2012 @10:53 pm Reply
      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!
  12. Choc Chip Uru November 25, 2012 @6:44 am Reply
    Ugh hope you feel better soon my friend - my advice? Eat many of these :) Cheers Choc Chip Uru
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 25, 2012 @10:56 pm Reply
      I'm feeling so much better now, thanks Uru. And best part of all, I did get to try some of these after all. I was naughty and inhaled a lot of the frosting though when sick. Couldn't help myself, it's divine!
  13. Winnie November 25, 2012 @6:52 am Reply
    Awesome Cookies!! I hope you're feeling much better by now :)
    1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 25, 2012 @10:58 pm Reply
      Thanks Winnie. I'm feeling great again now thankfully. Glad you like the whoopie pies. Have you tried them before? Delicious frosting centre sandwiched between two pieces of cake - can't go wrong with that, absolutely delicious combo!
  14. Jenny December 1, 2012 @12:34 pm Reply
    They sound amazing - great flavour combinations! Hope you're on the mend.
  15. Julie December 2, 2012 @7:52 pm Reply
    Oh how I love these! They look fantastic, Lisa. I will be featuring them on my blog tonight at the Marvelous Mondays party. Thanks so much for sharing at the party last week! Julie www.thisgalcooks.com
  16. Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen December 3, 2012 @5:41 am Reply
    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! http://www.momstestkitchen.com/2012/12/12-days-of-christmas-cookies-party.html
  17. Marti December 4, 2012 @11:24 am Reply
    These look great, I"m going to have to make some! Thank you for sharing them at SHOW-licious Showcase! Marti
  18. Nina December 9, 2012 @11:25 am Reply
    Hi Lisa, Your whoopies look so scrumptious! I've never tried to bake whoopies before ... so it is about the time to try! I'm visiting you from Sweets for a Saturday, Have a great weekend, Nina

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