Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

First of all, I’d like to say that as I predicted I am the winner of the pumpkin carving contest. I knew it!!! Thanks for leaving comments with your votes…and thanks especially to those of you who smartly choose #1. I only bribed a few people, honest. I carved the doxie, Kara did the abstract eyeball, Cliff did the ghosts and my Mom did the cat. They were all pretty cute though, weren’t they? Nice try guys…your pumpkins were almost as good as mine. I kid. (-;

For Christmas (I think it was Christmas?) last year I got a really cute whoopie pie pan with mini pumpkin forms. If you look at our ingredient picture you can see a better picture of the pumpkin whoopie pie shape. Too cute!

We couldn’t wait to use the pan but needed to wait almost a full year for the right season. Finally it’s fall! We used this recipe for the chocolate cake then made a fun fall frosting.We started with our standard cream cheese frosting then gradually folded in pumpkin puree until we got it to precisely  the flavor we wanted. It gave the frosting a subtle orange color and a nice pumpkin flavor.

Kara brought our pumpkin shaped Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting to work and she said everybody enjoyed them. I am so glad we got them out of the house because I could have easily scarfed down the whole batch myself.

Here’s what you’ll need

In a stand mixer, combine butter, cream cheese, vanilla and confectioners’ sugar

Fold in pumpkin puree last

Pipe frosting onto half of the whoopie pies then put the tops on

pumpkin and chocolate are a yummy pairing :)


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