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pumpkin whoopie pies

In guest on November 23, 2009 at 2:09 pm

i am so pleased to have this guest blogger back. you might recognize her from such hits as mississippi mud cake. anyway, i have this theory that cupcakes are so yesterday (so yesterday) and whoopie pies are the cupcakes of tomorrow. or they are a great thanksgiving dessert for those disinclined to pie.

there are many things i agree with ms. akp about, including the resurgence of the whoopie pie a.k.a the new cupcake. we are both convinced that the popularity of the cupcake shop will soon be joined by the whoopie pie shop and frankly i simply cannot wait.

as someone who has always been a sucker for anything fall flavored: pumpkin, squash, apple cinnamon…yum, i couldn’t wait to try my hand at pumpkin whoopie pies. i first made them for an office party, where they were a big hit, adapting a rachael ray recipe i found online. so i decided to make them again for a halloween party.

i began by making the pumpkin cake part of the pies, using vanilla, sugar, flour, eggs, butter, baking soda and baking powder. the key to the pumpkin part is using canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie mix. after i put them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, i let them bake for 12 minutes.

whoopiepiessheet

while the delicious pumpkin aroma filled my kitchen, i got started on the simple cream cheese frosting. the frosting is simply butter, cream cheese, butter and vanilla whipped together.

whoopiepiesfrosting

i pulled my pumpkin cakes from the oven and let them cool before matching up the correct sized pies and icing them. if you do not wait for the pies to cool, the icing melts. in a pinch, you can ice the pies while still hot and stick them in the freezer!

whoopiepiescooling

the result is a delicious fall treat, fluffy pumpkin mixed with a sweet cream cheese frosting. they were once again, a big hit!

whoopiepiesdone

[editor’s note: the original rachael ray recipe.]

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  1. […] gobs as they are called in my home turf} to take home to my gob lovin’ family for Tgiving. ICF made it look so simple, especially that frosting.  Let’s just say the frosting was a disaster {that ended in me […]

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