Monday, November 9, 2009

Pumpkin Roll



Well, since the consensus from last post is that nobody is getting sick of pumpkin, then I'm not going to feel too bad about posting two very similar things in a row! I actually did make this because I had SO much cream cheese frosting left over from the cake, that I desperately needed something to do with it. I had never made a pumpkin roll before, and in all honesty, they totally intimidated me with all the steps. I was so worried that I was going to put in all the work and then end up with a total disaster on my hands (it's happened once, or twice before!)

But, really it ended up being a pretty easy, I think following the directions well and not getting impatient is the key. If I was as thoughtful as many of you out there, I would have pictures of the whole process for you, but my brain isn't quite that forward thinking yet, I'll get there! My cake did crack just a bit on the top, but after it was sliced, it wasn't even noticeable. Once again, the thing that makes this roll so dang good is that cream cheese frosting, it's the perfect compliment to the pumpkin!

Pumpkin Roll
By Allrecipes.com

Ingredients

3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
confectioners' sugar for dusting

1 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 15x10x1 inch baking pan and line with parchment paper. Grease and flour the paper.

2. In a large bowl, beat eggs on high for five minutes. Gradually add white sugar and pumpkin. Add flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Spread batter evenly in pan. Sprinkle walnuts evenly on top.

3. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately turn out onto a linen towel dusted with confectioners sugar. Peel off paper and roll cake up in the towel, starting with the short end. Cool.

4. To Make Filling: Mix confectioners sugar, vanilla, butter or margarine, and cream cheese together till smooth.

5. Carefully unroll the cake. Spread filling over cake to within 1 inch of edges. Roll up again. Cover and chill until serving. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar, if desired.

30 comments:

Erica said...

oh my gosh YUM! My aunt made something like this for thanksgiving one year and I could NOT stop eating it!

Def go back to pump!!! The new release is fun- the music rocks :) Thank you (as always) for your sweet words

Cheryl said...

Impressive! I tried to make a roll the other day and it was a total disaster!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've been wanting to make this for ages!!!

Ingrid said...

I totally want one or two of those babies. It's so good and so addicting!
~ingrid

Heidi said...

I love pumpkin roll. Never had one with nuts, but that sounds great!

Jenn said...

I tried making a roll once, too. The whole thing cracked in half. It looked like a messy cake sandwich. lol. I'll have to give it a try once again.

Katy ~ said...

I am totally SCARRIT to try a pumpkin roll and I so dearly want to work up the courage to make one. You are just AWESOME in my book to do this. All right. Because you did it, and because I want to be like you, I'm going to give this a try.

Alissa said...

Holy crap! you could have your own bakery! This look insanely amazing! Look at you and your pumpkin roll skills! I'm totally impressed! Rock on girlfriend!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks absolutely divine. Its so pretty teresa. Love pumpkin/cream cheese combination.

Leslie said...

Yum...I love pumpkin rolls! Beautiful photo

Sara said...

Picture perfect! I've seen pumpkin rolls before, but I'm so intimidated to make one. Yours looks great.

Jamie said...

Keep the pumpkin coming! I love pumpkin rolls...takes me back to being a kid and rolling them with my nana! Although I use her recipe, I may try this one to see how they compare! Well done!

Julie said...

Looks beautiful...cracks never bother me (ha! that sounds weird)
My sister always makes one every year, I miss it since we're not in the same area any more.

Mini Baker said...

I have always wanted to make a pumpkin roll, but the whole concept of making a roll kinda scares me! ahh!! :)
-Mini Baker

HoneyB said...

it is very easy!! We love pumpkin roll here and I most always make them for the holidays!

doggybloggy said...

would you look at this - I am getting so many pumpkin ideas and this is one of the best!

Christy said...

Pumpkin Roll is one of our Christmas "main-stays" and a fantastic gift too! Yours looks wonderfully delicious and makes me hunger for that fantastic pumpkin, cream cheese combination! Great job.

Pam said...

Wow! This not only looks delicious but beautiful too.

Kim said...

This looks soooo good! I love pumpkin roll, but have never made it before. I'd love to have it for Thanksgiving this year.

the ungourmet said...

Gorgeous photos! What a great looking pumpkin roll. I'm definitely nowhere close to being sick of pumpkin yet. In fact, I'm just getting starting on all of my pumpkin pigging out!

It sure is looking wonderful over here! :D I requested you as a friend on Foodbuzz!

burpandslurp said...

GOSH! that looks BEAUTIFUL! I've tried making rolls before but it was an epic failure. Yours look so perfectly shaped and round and plump and...ahhh...I want a huge bite!

Joanne said...

Cream cheese frosting is a miracle in and of itself. And with this roll, you get a taste of it in every bite!

I would be intimidated by all of the folding as well, but you really did a great job. It looks awesome.

Katherine Aucoin said...

This is gorgeous. I've always been very timid about trying this; i can just picture a big cake wreck happening.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yum, I really want to eat this! Love the pumpkin/cream cheese combo!

Debbie said...

It looks wonderful. I have always wanted to make one and haven't since they also intimidate me!! I think I will give it a try this time though!

Lisa said...

Mmmmn! I think I might make this on Thanksgiving. Love the cream cheese frosting.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

It turned out perfect! And it looks absolutely scrumptious!

MaryBeth said...

Teresa...you are killing me....I love pumpkin and this cake is simply over the top.

girlichef said...

You are totally on a roll! wink wink But your pumpkin roll looks super delish :D

Lara said...

I was just thinking I wanted to try a pumpkin roll soon. What a beauty! I can't wait to try it!