Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Great Grandma Donna makes this for our family. This is my first attempt at making her Pumpkin Roll recipe. 

 The taste is perfectly balanced.
Not too sweet!
Pumpkin flavor is there without being dull.
The cream cheese filling is smooth and not overly sweet.
The cake is moist.

Donna's Pumpkin Roll

3 eggs
2/3 cup of pumpkin
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet and line with wax paper ( I used parchment paper) Measure dry ingredients together into a bowl and set aside. Beat eggs and pumpkin together. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and beat well. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 10-15 minutes. (mine took the full 15 minutes)
While the cake is baking, Sprinkle a dish cloth completely with powdered sugar. *Read the note below* Turn the cake out over the cloth. Remove wax paper and roll up jelly roll fashion. Cool completely.

1 8oz. cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla.
Mix with electric mixer until smooth.

When cake has cooled, unroll, spread filling evenly across the entire surface. Re-roll. Wrap in foil and refrigerate for 2 hours. Can be frozen.

*Using a dish towel or baking cloth would have made my rolling process smoother. I sprinkled the powdered sugar on a larger sheet pan instead. Next time I will follow the instructions to the letter. Duh! Grandma Donna is always right.

I have had this recipe for years. Mister and I love it when Grandma makes this for our family. I had never attempted it, until tonight. It's an honor to bake this for Mister. His Granny is a great lady! One of my favorite people on this earth. She's sassy!

If you notice the roll is beginning to crack as you are initially rolling, fear not, it's very forgiving. I sprinkled it with powdered sugar and rolled it around a little as it cooled. This seemed to press everything into fine shape. The ends of the roll remind me of making cinnamon sticky buns. That not so polished look, at first. The end pieces are for the eager taste testers to enjoy. Trim the edges ever so slightly to get that showcase look! A serrated knife does nice work on the trim job and slicing.

In my opinion, this recipe belongs in your collection! Try it!

Granny always doubles the filling in Mister's Pumpkin roll. He's special :)

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