Nov 8, 2010

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

pumpkin whoopie pie 1
I’ve never made whoopie pies before – but we were having a bake sale at work and it seemed like the perfect time to make them.  I packaged them up individually – so they made the perfect treat to grab-and-go. 
The most common version of this recipe I’ve seen is filled with a cream cheese filling – but I saw this recipe that was filled with maple marshmallow filling.  And I knew right then that I had to make this version.   It is hard to even describe how awesome these are.  The cake is soft and pillowy and has a wonderful pumpkin spice – and the filling is airy and sweet. 
I can’t wait to try out some more fun whoopie pie recipes in the future. 
pumpkin whoopie pie 2
pumpkin whoopie pie 3



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 6 Tbsp. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray


  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup


1. Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, soda, salt, nutmeg and cloves together in a large bowl.

2. Using electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars together  on medium until well blended blended, about 2 minutes.

3. Gradually beat in oil. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating between each addition. Beat in pumpkin.

4. Add dry ingredients in 2 additions alternately with milk in 1 addition, beating to blend between additions and occasionally scraping down sides of bowl. Cover and chill batter 1 hour.

5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment; spray lightly with nonstick spray.

6. Scoop batter onto baking sheets, 12 per sheet. Let stand 10 minutes.

7. Bake cakes until tester inserted into centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through baking.

8. Cool cakes completely on baking sheets. Using metal spatula, remove cakes from parchment.  Repeat with remaining batter.

9. To make the filling: Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add marshmallow creme and maple syrup; beat until blended and smooth.

10. Spoon filling on flat side of 1 cake. Top with another cake, flat side down. Repeat with remaining cakes and filling.  Store in single layer in airtight container at room temperature.

Source: adapted from Bon Appetit

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  1. These were absolutely delicious.
    Christine brought some home and I could not stop eating them.
    Fluffy pumpkin cake like with mmmmm in the middle.

  2. maple syrup in the filling! that will definitely bring this babies up by a notch. :)

  3. Oh Yum!! I will have to try these. That filling sounds to die for!