The Best Ever Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

These pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling are the best fall treat. They don’t require a lot of ingredients, are simple to make and taste absolutely delicious. I bet they’ll soon be your favorite, too!

The best recipe I've ever tried for pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese frosting

Today, I’m indulging in my favorite fall treat – Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and I’m here to share the recipe with you. It took me a few months to get this recipe exactly the way I wanted it. The right balance of spices is the key here, but I know you’re going to  love the results.

I make several batches of these throughout the autumn season. Brian always requests them when we have people over and I’m happy to oblige. I’d much rather have people to share them with because otherwise I’d end up devouring the entire batch myself!

They have all the best flavors of fall – pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and even a little ginger. And when paired with the sweet cream cheese filling, they make the best fall dessert.

Ingredients for the pumpkin whoopie pie recipe with cream cheese filling

You probably have most of the fall ingredients in your pantry already, so why not whip up a batch this afternoon? I promise you won’t be disappointed. Full of delicious fall spices – cinnamon, cloves and ginger, these pumpkin whoopie pies are a sensory delight.

Mix together the ingredients for the pumpkin whoopie pie recipe

Not only that but they are so moist thanks to the addition of both the pumpkin and oil. Your home will smell like fall heaven once the aroma starts drifting out of your oven!

Pumpkin whoopie pie batter

Once all the ingredients have been mixed together, I like to pipe concentric circles to form my whoopie pies. I just pop a nozzle into a ziploc bag and hey-presto, instant piping bag!

concentric circles form the whoopie pies

Once they’re baked, let them cool on a wire rack while you whip up the cream cheese filling.

Pipe cream cheese onto each whoopie pie for the filling

Slather the frosting on on half of whoopie pies and try not the eat too much while you’re at it!

You can stick with a regular cream cheese frosting recipe or add a dash of cinnamon or maple syrup. The maple syrup addition is real good, lemme tell ya.

place another pie on top to form the finished whoopie pies

Add another whoopie pie to the top of each to create a cream cheese frosting sandwich (!!) and you’ve got yourself a delicious pumpkin whoopie pie to take a big bite out of.

Bite taken out of one of the pumpkin whoopie pies to reveal the cream cheese frosting filling
Three pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling

I’ve tried a lot of different pumpkin whoopie pie recipes and after a lot of trial and error, I can officially say that this is one is THE BEST. The whoopie pies are moist and have all the flavors of fall, while the cream cheese frosting is thick, sweet and creamy – the perfect textural complement to the cakey whoopie pies.

I’m constantly getting requests to bake these for friends and family, but lucky you – you’ve got the recipe so you can bake them yourself!

Pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling with more resting on a wire rack

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling

Three whoopie pies on light brown parchment paper with cinnamon sticks nearby
These pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling are the best fall treat. They don’t require a lot of ingredients, are simple to make and taste absolutely delicious. I bet they’ll soon be your favorite, too!
Jenna Shaughnessy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Serving Size 12 whoopie pies


For the Whoopie Pies

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15 oz can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the Cream Cheese Filling

  • 1 stick butter unsalted
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or using a handheld mixer, beat together the sugars, oil and pumpkin.
  • Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition, followed by the vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
  • Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined.
  • Using a pastry bag with a round tip, or a big zip top plastic bag with one corner snipped, squeeze out concentric circles of batter, starting from the middle and working outward until the circles are about 2 inches in diameter.
  • Bake for 11 minutes, then allow to cool on a wire rack.

Cream Cheese Filling

  • Beat together cream cheese and butter. Add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Frost flat side of half the pies and top with another piece.
  • Enjoy!


Store in an airtight container in the fridge, separated with layers of parchment paper.

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