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If you follow me on my social channels then you’ve already heard my exciting news. I’m very proud to say that I’m a 2015 Big Lots Brand Ambassador!

These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are made even easier by starting with a cake mix, adding in some pumpkin, then using cream cheese frosting for filling!

There wasn’t a Big Lots in Maine when I was growing up so my first experience with the store was when I went off to college.  But there was a Big Lots not that far from campus that I visited frequently because the value and wide selection of brands was hard to beat.  When I became a Resident Advisor starting my sophomore year, Big Lots is where I would always take my residents shopping for dorm supplies, gifts, holiday decor, snacks and more.

Proud to be a 2015 Big Lots Brand Ambassador!

When I moved to Kentucky I was excited to find that there were a few different Big Lots stores to choose from.  Hubs wasn’t really a “Big Lots shopper” but I convinced him to come with me when we were looking for a few new pieces of furniture.  He was pleasantly surprised at all Big Lots has to offer these days, and not just in terms of furniture.

Big Lots has great holiday decor ideas, like these cute pumpkin marquees

There’s so much to love at Big Lots and I will be sharing lots of different items and ideas with you over the next few months.  Today, though, I wanted to focus on something we all buy regularly, and that’s food.  Big Lots has all the same quality brands you’ll find elsewhere at a great value.

They have everything you need for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus all your baking and snacking needs, too.  Bubbles was excited that they carried My Little Pony gummy snacks (which we haven’t seen anywhere else), and my husband made sure we tried some of their frozen beef patties (they’re great).  And I had to stock up on hot chocolate mixes because it’s getting colder by the day, and who doesn’t want hot cocoa on a cold night?

These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies start with a doctored up cake mix and then are filled with cream cheese frosting. Fast AND delicious!

Whoopie pies are a Maine tradition and I’ve baked more than my fair share.  I hadn’t made any in awhile, though, so when I saw all the baking supplies and cake mixes at Big Lots, I decided to make some Pumpkin Whoopie Pies using cake mix as the base and canned cream cheese frosting as the filling.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 can cream cheese frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl beat pumpkin and butter until smooth.
  3. Mix in eggs, milk and cake mix.
  4. Stir until just combined; beat on medium for 1-2 minutes until fully mixed.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; spray with cooking spray.
  6. Use a cookie scoop and place uniform scoops of batter on sheet (12 per baking sheet).
  7. Bake for 15 minutes until puffy.
  8. Let cool.
  9. Spread a pumpkin "cookie" with frosting; top with a second "cookie".
  10. Repeat until you've made all the whoopie pies.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Frosting Filling

If your Big Lots doesn’t happen to have a spice cake mix, you can always use a regular yellow cake mix (like I showed above) and add a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice.  Turns out just the same.

Baking supplies from Big Lots!

As I mentioned I have lots of projects, decorating ideas and holiday-related fun that I’ll be sharing with you over the next few months.  If there’s anything specific you’d like to see from Big Lots, just let me know!

These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are made even easier by starting with a cake mix, adding in some pumpkin, then using cream cheese frosting for filling!

What’s your favorite thing to shop for at Big Lots?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  23 Responses to “Make These Easy Pumpkin Whoopie Pies + An Exciting Announcement!”

  1. These look delicious!

  2. Awesome news! Congrats! And your whoopie pies look fantastic.

  3. Oh my these look absolutely delicious!! I would eat them all!

  4. Congrats on your new endeavor… These look amazing! I love making whoopie pies for my guys & pumpkin is a great fall flavor!

  5. A great use of Pumpkins #CreativeMonday

  6. These look delicious! Also, congratulations!!!!!

  7. Yum, Yum! These are the perfect fall sweetness! :-) I would love to see this over at MMM, my link party going on now! :-)
    Cathy

  8. These look fantastic. We had a bumper crop of pumpkins this year so I’m pinning this for later.

  9. AH! My favorite…okay…one of my favorite autumn treats is pumpkin whoopie pies. I never thought of using spice cake. That’s a great idea. They look delicious.

  10. These look so delicious and easy to make, even better! Thanks for sharing :) Visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday.

  11. These look yummy! Congratulations on your ambassadorship. That is so fantastic! I haven’t been to a Big Lots for a very long time. We have one about 15 minutes away too. I should go check it out.

  12. Yummy! Pinning your recipe now, thanks for sharing. And congrats on the Big Lots Ambassadorship, that rocks! My daughter is a freshmen in college this year, and we stocked some of her dorm stuff from there also, lol!

  13. Those look delicious! I love anything pumpkin, especially this time of year so I’ll have to make these!

  14. Yummy! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! Lou Lou Girls

  15. Yummy! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! Lou Lou Girls

  16. […] I was last in Big Lots shopping for the ingredients for my Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, I noticed there were a lot of great shelving options in the furniture section all at prices that […]

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