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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. line a 10 inch by 15 inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
- Beat eggs for 3 minutes. Add sugar and beat another 2 minutes.
- Add pumpkin and extract.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, spice and salt. Fold into pumpkin mixture.
- Spread batter evenly into pan.
- Cook for 10-15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.
- Flip pumpkin onto a kitchen towel dusted with 1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar. Peel off parchment paper.
- Roll the cake into the towel. Cool completely on wire rack.
- For filling, mix all ingredients together until fluffy.
- Unroll the cake and spread filling on all parts but 1/2 inches from all sides. Roll cake up again.
- 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. 🙂
There’s something about cream cheese filling/frosting/anything that is delicious!!
After baking, the cake is firm but can still be rolled without breaking. Don’t overcook!
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!