On the tenth day of Christmas, my KitchenAid gave to me…

10 pumpkin roll

10 inch Pumpkin Roll!

9 Snowman Treats

8 Inch Snickerdoodle Cake

7 Gingerbread Kids Cupcakes

6 Christmas Cookie Shapes

5 ingredients, 5 minutes S’more Cups

4 Layer Red Velvet Cake

3 Dozen Cookies

2 Dozen Reindeer

And a Cream Cheese Bonanza Caaaake 

Today I made a pumpkin roll for the first time.  I’m not a huge pumpkin fan so I didn’t know if I would like this.  I’m all about trying new things this month so the pumpkin roll was a must for me.  Since pumpkin is a veggie, any dessert with pumpkin in it has to be better for you than one without, right?  Pumpkins are a great source of vitamins A and C, among other things, and is low in salt, cholesterol and saturated fat, in its pure form that is. 

This is a great holiday dish and was actually pretty easy to make.  I was afraid I would mess up the roll part, but I don’t think it turned out that bad… you can be the judge though!  This recipe makes 1 10-inch roll.

Pumpkin Roll Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar

Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Directions
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  line a 10 inch by 15 inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Beat eggs for 3 minutes.  Add sugar and beat another 2 minutes.
  4. Add pumpkin and extract.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, spice and salt.  Fold into pumpkin mixture.
  6. Spread batter evenly into pan.
  7. Cook for 10-15 minutes.  Cool for 5 minutes. 
  8. Flip pumpkin onto a kitchen towel dusted with 1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar.  Peel off parchment paper.
  9. Roll the cake into the towel.  Cool completely on wire rack.
  10. For filling, mix all ingredients together until fluffy.
  11. Unroll the cake and spread filling on all parts but 1/2 inches from all sides.  Roll cake up again. 
  12. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Canned pumpkin can be found in Publix down the baking isle near the jello/pudding/pre-made pie crusts.  I shopped all round until I just asked someone. 🙂

10 pumpkin 10 batter 

There’s something about cream cheese filling/frosting/anything that is delicious!!

 10 filling

After baking, the cake is firm but can still be rolled without breaking.  Don’t overcook! 

10 cooked roll 10 cooling roll 

10 filling 2 

The confectioner’s sugar on the kitchen towel can get a little messy!  I also garnished the top of the roll with confectioner’s sugar to give it a little character. 

And remember, never leave the kitchen with a clean apron!

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