We LOVE pumpkin roll around here. Along with angel food cake, this is a dessert that Brad and I are capable of eating nearly the entire thing in one sitting. So delicious.
A little note here. Typically you roll a cake roll by starting at the end of the cake. When I am trying to stretch one cake to feed more people (as I was here), I start at a long side. This makes a longer, skinnier cake roll that doesn’t have as many rolls in it. It’s much prettier if you roll it from the end.
Recipe adapted from The Central Market Cookbook
7/8 cup sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin delight (recipe below)
3/4 cup AP flour (sometimes I use half whole wheat pastry flour)
1 t baking soda
2 t cinnamon
confectioner’s sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper and grease the sides of the pan.
Beat eggs with an electric mixer for 3-5 minutes. Add all other cake ingredients and mix well. Pour onto prepared pan and slide into the oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until set.
While cake is baking, prepare a non-terry cloth towel by spreading it out flat on the counter and sprinkling generously with confectioner’s sugar. When the cake is finished baking, remove from the oven and immediately flip it onto the prepared towel. Take the parchment paper off of the bottom and then starting at one side or end, roll the cake up, towel and all. You don’t want the layers of the cake touching each other so there needs to be towel in between. Let cool completely before unrolling and icing.
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 8-oz block cream cheese, softened
2 T butter, softened
1 t vanilla extract
Beat all ingredients together until smooth. Spread onto the unrolled cake and then roll back up again (without the towel this time). Place on a platter, cover, and refrigerate until ready to eat. Sprinkle the cake top with more confectioner’s sugar just prior to serving.
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 T white sugar
Mix together until sugar is dissolved. This will give you extra. I freeze it for the next time I want to make a pumpkin roll.
Serves: about 10