Pumpkin Spice Whoopies

Cake mix and canned pumpkin make these little cakes, which have a light marshmallow filling.

Pumpkin-Spice Whoopies
Photo: Kim Cornelison
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
15 whoopies


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • cup butter, softened

  • 1 package 2-layer-size spice cake mix

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • Marshmallow-Spice Filling (see recipe)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil (grease foil, if using). In a large mixing bowl beat pumpkin and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add cake mix, eggs, and milk; beat on low speed until combined, and then on medium speed for 1 minute.

  2. By the heaping tablespoon, drop mounds of batter 3 inches apart on cookie sheet; keep remaining batter chilled. Bake 15 minutes or until set and lightly browned around edges. Carefully remove from parchment or foil; cool on wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, lining cooled cookie sheets each time with new parchment or foil. If desired, place cookies in a covered storage container with waxed paper between layers to prevent sticking. Store cookies at room temperature for 24 hours. Prepare Marshmallow-Spice Filling up to 2 hours before serving. Spread about 2-1/2 tablespoons filling on flat side of one cookie; top with a second cookie. Repeat. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 2 hours. Makes 15 whoopies.

Marshmallow-Spice Filling

Up to 2 hours before serving, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter and one 8-ounce package softened cream cheese until smooth. Add 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, half of a 7-ounce jar marshmallow cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Beat until well combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

379 Calories
19g Fat
49g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 387mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 97mg 2%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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