With Thanksgiving just next week, here is a little something that will surprise your family. If you are looking for a twist to the traditional pumpkin pie here is a great move from Jen at Sweet Little Details.
Image by Jen
Pumpkin Whoopies from Whoopie Pies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups solid packed pumpkin (about 1 can)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat together the brown sugar and butter on low speed until combined. Add the pumpkins, then the egg, beating well. Add the vanilla and beat until combined. Add flour mixture and beat on low until incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
I like to use a pastry bag for whoopies. Fill pastry bag with pumpkin batter, drop about 2 tablespoons of batter onto one of the prepared baking sheets and repeat, spacing them at least 2 inches apart. Bake one sheet at a time for about 15 minutes each, or until the cakes begin to crack and are firm to the touch. Let cool on the sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup cup butter, softened
1 pound confectioners sugar (4 cups)
1 teaspoons vanilla
Cream together cream cheese and butter. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, add confectioners sugar a little at a time. Once all sugar has been added increase to medium speed until frosting is creamy.
Sandwich filling between two cakes and store in an air tight container.