Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Famous Pumpkin Roll

Two times every year I receive requests to make my pumpkin roll, the weekend of my BIL & FIL birthday dinner and Thanksgiving. I am not a pumpkin person, can't stand it actually, except for pumpkin roll. The sweetness of the filling makes up for the pumpkin. 

For the cake:
3/4 C. Flour
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 Tsp Salt
3 Lrg. Eggs
1 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla
2/3 C. Pumpkin Puree

For the filling: 
8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
6 Tbsp Butter, Softened
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup Pecans, Chopped

Extra powdered sugar for dusting of towel & cake once finished

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line a pan with wax paper and then lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pie spice, and salt. Mix and set aside.
In another bowl beat the sugar and eggs until smooth. Add the pumpkin and vanilla until combined.
Finally add the dry ingredients until the batter forms. 

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth until there is an even layer.
Bake for 13-15 minutes.

Immediately invert the cake onto a towel that is sprinkled with powdered sugar. Roll up the cake and towel together. Cool completely.

While the cake is cooling in the towel start the filling. 
Combine the cream cheese and butter until smooth. 
Beat in the vanilla and powdered sugar until smooth. 

Once the cake is cooled, unroll it and remove it from the towel onto a clean surface. 
Spread the frosting over the cake and sprinkle the chopped pecans over top, now re-roll the cake. 
Wrap the pumpkin roll in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour before cutting. 

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