Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Virginia's Yummy Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Virginia brought this pumpkin roll to the last Blanketeer Bee and was it ever good! She brought vanilla and pumpkin ice cream too, so we had it ala mode. Yum-oh! I would have taken a picture of it, but it disappeared too quickly - lol.

Pumpkin Roll
Serves 10

¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional - the one we had at the bee had no nuts)

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 15-by-10-inch jellyroll pan; line with wax or parchment paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle tea towel with powdered sugar; set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.

Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto sugared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together. Cool on wire rack.

Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla in small bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

I usually make 2 at a time and divide 1 can of pumpkin between them (this would be a heaping 2/3 cup). A tea towel is a towel that you used to use to dry dishes, but it is not knobby (it is like linen). I either use Watkin’s Vanilla or real Mexican vanilla. I think it adds more taste. When I didn’t have either, I doubled the amount of vanilla (but I have not tried that with this recipe). I prefer parchment paper to the waxed paper. I have never remembered to sprinkle the roll with powdered sugar, we are usually too busy cutting it for consumption.


Anonymous said...

yes that was super yummy! i'm getting excited this weekend.

Micki said...

Thanks for the recipe! It is wonderful!