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Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Pumpkin-y foods are only around in the fall, it seems. This is unfair. We gotta fight the power, yo.

Pumpkin Roll
3 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 can pumpkin (about 2/3 cup)

1. Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla for five minutes. (This is important because you need to whip a lot of air into the batter since it's technically a sponge cake.)
2. Mix dry ingredients with a fork, then mix into egg mixture.
3. Add pumpkin.
4. Line a cookie sheet that has side edges with parchment paper. Spray with non-stick spray and spread batter evenly over parchment paper. (I suppose this will work with a non-stick cookie sheet and no parchment but I haven't tried it personally.)
5. Bake at 375 for 13-15 min.
6. Sprinkle top of baked roll with powdered sugar while on cookie sheet; cover with a clean dishtowel.
7. Flip over so roll is atop dishtowel.
8. Roll in dishtowel while hot and let cool. (This will help it cool in the roll shape. If you wait to roll it when it is cool, it will crack.)
9. Add frosting and some toffee chips* when cool; roll and refrigerate til ready to eat.

1 package cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 c. powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla

1. Soften cream cheese and butter on counter.
2. Whip everything with mixer.

*I used Heath Bits O' Brickle toffee chips which I found at Walmart, but which Kroger and SuperTarget did not have. I've tried using the chocolate covered regular Heath bits but it just doesn't taste as good. Yeah, I made this a bunch at Christmas-time.


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Mar. 21st, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
So do you roll it while hot, then cool it and unroll it to spread the cream cheese mixture on?

THIS WAS SO GOOD. I have now napped and recovered from our picnic-y overabundance of food, so I have made room for more pumpkin roll. Now I just have to decide if I love Jessi enough to share it with her.
Mar. 22nd, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)

I am glad you liked it! One is supposed to be happy with her birthday dessert, you know.
Mar. 22nd, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Oops. I made a big mistake in the recipe. You beat the eggs, sugar, and VANILLA for five minutes, not the flour.

So, if you made another pumpkin roll in the time that elapsed, I am sorry if it has a texture like rubber!
Mar. 25th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
oh, man, i am drooling just reading this thing!
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