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These double chocolate whoopie pies combine two classic flavors to form an amazing sweet treat! Made with real pumpkin, this light and fluffy pumpkin cream will be your new favorite whoopie pie filling!
Double Chocolate Whoopie Pies
with Pumpkin Cream
Can you believe we are approaching the holiday season already? My family is big on holiday celebrations and food is a huge part of it, especially holiday baking. My mom is known for her chocolate whoopie recipe. It is almost as old as I am and something that she has made each Thanksgiving for years.
The trouble with mom’s original recipe is that it makes a huge batch and is time consuming. Cutting the recipe in half still makes too many. I decided to play with recreating a smaller batch, semi-homemade version that takes less time and is just as delicious. My semi-homemade go to is box cake mix. I’m sure you have seen cookie recipes out there using box cake mix, right? Same idea.
With a few added ingredients you can turn a simple box mix into bakery style double chocolate whoopie pies!
Here is how (full printable recipe card below):
Start with a dark chocolate box cake mix, NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, flour and baking powder.
Note* the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Brownies & More Baking Mix with Butterfinger Morsels shown here was not used in this recipe, see note at the bottom of this post for a recipe of it’s own!
Whisk eggs and evaporated milk until light and fluffy. The key to turning box cake mix into bakery style whoopie pies is the Carnation Evaporated Milk. It is smooth and creates the perfect cake density.
My gramma has been using Carnation Evaporated Milk in recipes for years. She taught me how easy it is to substitute the evaporated milk and why she prefers it. A percentage of water is removed from the milk making it creamier, resulting in a rich and tasty finished product. Only one reason why it has been a pantry staple for over 100 years!
Add the flour and baking powder. Stir to combine.
Batter will be thick.
Drop 2″ scoops about 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet.
Top with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels. The Toll House morsels hold up really well to baking, keeping their shape but melting just enough to give that warm, gooey texture. (See second photo below).
I was pretty blown away at the selection of Nestle Toll House Morsels that Walmart had. I saw the Pumpkin Spice and had to grab them. They are perfect for this recipe. The selection inspired me to put a twist on two other classic holiday recipes (coming soon!).
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until set up and firm to the touch. Transfer to cooling rack.
Time to whip up my amazing pumpkin cream. You will need Libby’s® 100% Pure Pumpkin, butter, Carnation Evaporated Milk, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and powdered sugar.
Whip together all ingredients except the powdered sugar. I use Libby’s pumpkin because it has less water and is pureed more smoothly. This makes a huge difference when creating a whipped pumpkin cream. Libby’s pumpkin is 100% all natural and contains no preservatives. For over 75 years Libby’s has been great for making both sweet and savory dishes.
Gradually add powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Finished product will be thick like a frosting, but light.
Add pumpkin cream to a disposable pastry bag with a basic round tip. Check the seasonal baking section of your local Walmart- I found a super cute, inexpensive kit that includes 3 tips and 8 disposable bags for under $3. There is no special process for using it.
Simply push the tip down into the bag, fill with pumpkin cream and start to roll down the bag. Pressure will build up pushing the tip into the very bottom of the bag, when this happens snip the plastic end off the bag. The cream will then easily push down into the tip.
Pipe cream in a spiral pattern onto each whoopie pie bottom. This will give you a nice smooth finish around the edges of your whoopie pies when put together. Of course you can also just spread the cream with a knife.
Place whoopie pie tops on and serve! These will freeze really well making it easy to plan ahead for parties, holidays and more.
Total Shopping Convenience
All of the ingredients used can be conveniently found at Walmart. This time of year there are holiday and seasonal aisles set up in most stores, however I still found everything in their normal aisle as well.
The Carnation Evaporated Milk, Nestle Toll House Morsels, Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin and even the Nestle Brownies & More Baking Mix with Butterfinger Morsels was all in the same aisle- Baking & Spices.
*The note about – NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Brownies & More Baking Mix with Butterfinger Morsels
I briefly mentioned two things above :
1. The Brownies & More with Butterfinger mix was not used in this recipe
2. I was totally inspired by Nestle’s Toll House Morsels selection
So…. what did I do? I made a second whoopie recipe. I was pretty busy and unable to take photos, but I wanted to share this with you.
The Brownies & More Baking Mix is so convenient and versatile that there are even 3 recipes right on the back of the box.
Butterfinger Brownie Whoopie Pie with Peanut Butter Filling
Preheat oven to 325º.
Prepare the Brownies & More Baking Mix following the brownie recipe ingredient list on the back, then
Add 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1/3 cup flour to the batter. Mix well.
Drop 2″ spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Top with Nestle Toll House peanut butter morsels.
Bake until firm to the touch, Transfer to cooling rack.
Use my easy recipe for Peanut Butter Cream Filling
Simple! These will also freeze well.
As you can see Nestle has some amazing products that have been around for over 75 years bringing creativity, convenience and versatility to the kitchen, both during the holiday season and year round. Helping people to easily add their own special touch by mixing things up and adding a “WOW” factor to classic recipes. One of my favorite things to do!
Do you have a favorite classic recipe that you put a special twist on? Leave a comment below, we would love to hear all about it.
For more great recipes check out the Flavorful Moments board on Pinterest!
Double Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Cream
- 1 box Dark Chocolate Cake Mix prepared MINUS the water
- 1 cup Carnation Evaporated Milk
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 bag Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Morsels
- 1 bag Nestle Toll House Pumpkin Spice Morsels optional
- For the filling:
- 2 tablespoons Libby's Pure Pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 tablespoon Carnation Evaporated Milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Prepare cake mix as directed on package, substituting evaporated milk for water.
- Stir in baking powder and flour. Mix well.
- Spoon 2 inch scoops onto greased cookie sheet.
- Top with Toll House Morsels.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until firm to the touch and toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Transfer to cooling rack.
- For the filling:
- Whip all filling ingredients together except the powdered sugar.
- Gradually add powdered sugar until combined.
- Cream should be thick, but light and fluffy.
- Pipe onto whoopie pie bottoms, top and serve!
Want more pumpkin? Try our Pumpkin Swirl Layered Coffee Cake
Makes a great breakfast or dessert!