I've abandoned cupcakes to become a dedicated whoopie pie convert! I first had these in London at an American bakery in Notting Hill. I devised my own recipe and after a few tries I think these are the loveliest whoopie pies yet. A lovely pumpkin flavoured sponge with cream cheese frosting in the middle. Perfect for Halloween or round autumn when pumpkins are about.
You can make larger whoopie pies instead of mini ones to save on time. Simply drop by rounded dessertspoons or tablespoons and increase baking time as needed.
For the pumpkin, bake or steam it, then mash to a puree and allow to cool before using in the recipe.