These pumpkin whoopie pies are the perfect fall treat! Soft, fragrant with fall spices, and filled with decadent maple and cinnamon cream cheese frosting. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Kraft Heinz®.
What are your favorite parts about fall?
Is it the changing leaves, the sweater weather, or the crispness in the air? Is it the autumn holidays, pumpkin-picking, or the fragrant and spiced fall treats?
For me, it’s all of the above. It’s my favorite season, and there’s nothing I don’t love about it.
Especially the pumpkin-spiced, cozy fall sweets and treats. Give me all of the apple cider, pumpkin doughnuts, pies, and pillowy cookies there is. I will gladly accept.
Specifically these pumpkin whoopie pies. In fact, I’m not sure there’s a better fall dessert than pumpkin whoopie pies.
Talk about the best of both worlds: The whoopie pie is half-cake, half-cookie, completely delicious. They’re typically seen in the classic chocolate form, which I made by the tens of thousands at a bakery I worked at in New York City.
The chocolate version is classic, there’s no doubt. But just like any other cake, cupcake, or cookie, whoopie pies deserve a seasonal spin.
These pumpkin whoopie pies are soft and fluffy, while still having structure and the perfect texture. The real star of the show here is the maple-cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
Of course, I used Philadelphia® Cream Cheese for the frosting. It’s the most trusted cream cheese in our family, especially during the holidays when there’s no time to mess around. Philadelphia Cream Cheese is made with no artificial preservatives, dyes, or flavors, with the creamiest and most luscious texture. It’s perfect for baking.
The holidays may look a little different this year for all of us, but hopefully we can cherish the small and important moments.
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I hope that these whoopie pies make it to your fall table soon!
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These pumpkin whoopie pies are the perfect fall treat! Soft, fragrant with fall spices, and filled with decadent maple and cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
For the Whoopie Pies
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup maple sugar*
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
For the Frosting
- 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 package (8 ounces) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together oil, pumpkin puree, eggs and vanilla until combined.
- Whisk in brown and maple sugars.
- In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg.
- In 3 additions, whisk flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until incorporated; do not overmix.
- Using a ¼-cup scoop, scoop batter onto prepared baking sheets, 6 whoopie pies per sheet, 1 inch apart.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and baked through (if toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, it’s done). Cool completely on baking sheet.
- Make frosting. Using handheld or standing mixer, beat butter until smooth and creamy. Add cream cheese in 3-4 additions and continue beating until smooth with no lumps.
- Add powdered sugar in several additions and continue beating until combined. Finally, add maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon. Beat 2 minutes until combined and fluffy.
- Once whoopie pies are cooled completely, make a sandwich by putting frosting on the flat side of one whoopie pie (about 2 tablespoons) and topping it with another whoopie pie. Complete this process until you’ve created 12 whoopie pies. Press down slightly to seal and sandwich them. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Enjoy!
*You can use 1 cup of brown sugar in place of ¾ cup maple sugar.
If the frosting is soft, refrigerate for 30 minutes before sandwiching.
Whoopie pies can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.