Pumpkin Caramel Whoopie Pies

Seems like I’m on a run of classics lately. I’m not sure what it is, but when I’m not feeling well I seem to go back to basics. For this one I used Martha Stewart’s pumpkin whoopie pie recipe.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie via Bakers Royale

The only thing I changed was to add 4 tablespoons of homemade caramel to the filling and finished the pumpkin whoopie pies with a caramel glaze and some crushed toffee for a little crunch.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie from Bakers Royale

I’m keeping this one short because as I mentioned I’m not feeling all that great and hoping the weekend will help me recover.

this recipe

Pumpkin Caramel Whoopie Pie

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

Yield: Makes 12


Pumpkin whoopie cookie
  •    3 cups all-purpose flour
  •    1 teaspoon salt
  •    1 teaspoon baking powder
  •    1 teaspoon baking soda
  •    2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  •    1 tablespoon ground ginger
  •    1 tablespoon ground cloves
  •    2 cups firmly packed dark-brown sugar
  •    1 cup vegetable oil
  •    3 cups pumpkin puree, chilled
  •    2 large eggs
  •    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tabelspoon caramel


For directions to making the pumpkin whoopie cake and cream cheese filling click here.

To make glaze:

  1. Place confectioner sugar and milk in a bowl and mix until smooth. Add caramel and mix until well blended.

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  1. says

    Sorry to bother you when you aren’t feeling well, but I would like to make these this week for our Halloween party and noticed you mentioned adding 4 tablespoons of caramel to the filling, but it’s not listed in the ingredients. Do you just mix in some caramel sauce ou do you melt caramels and add them?

    I hope you get some rest and feel better soon.


    • naomi replied: — October 29th, 2013 @ 10:22 am

      Hi Beth – I used homemade caramel sauce, but store bought or melted caramels will work fine as well.


  2. Melissa says

    I made these for a shower and they were a huge hit! The flavor was out of this world! Im planning to make a layered cake for thanksgiving and one of the layers in pumpkin, do you think this recipe would work for a cake?


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