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Pumpkin Cake Roll

A show stopping Pumpkin Cake Roll with all the wonderful aromas of Fall spices, studded with walnuts and filled with a luscious cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Cake Roll
Servings 10 to 12

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin purée
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Grease a 15x10x1 inch baking pan.
  • Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper, grease the top of the paper and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375*F.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs on high speed for about 5 minutes until thickened.
  • Lower to medium speed and gradually add the sugar, beating until it is light in colour and fluffy.
  • Stir in the pumpkin and the lemon juice.
  • Next, beat in the flour mixture just until combined.
  • Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan using an offset spatula.
  • Sprinkle the finely chopped walnuts evenly over the batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched.
  • Meanwhile, lay out a clean kitchen towel and sprinkle generously with icing sugar. (This will ensure that the cake does not stick to the dish towel and will give the cake a pretty appearance.)
  • When the cake is done, immediately loosen the edges with a knife and invert it onto the clean kitchen towel (nuts side down) and peel off the parchment paper.
  • Starting at the short end, roll the cake in the towel and transfer to a wire rack and cool for 30 minutes to set the shape.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • For the filling, in a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla on medium speed until it is smooth and then gradually beat in the powdered sugar.
  • Unroll the cake and spread the filling in a thin layer within 1 inch of the borders.
  • Firmly roll up the cake using the towel to help if needed.
  • Cover the pumpkin cake roll and chill for 4 to 48 hours.
  • When ready to serve, trim off edges and dust with powdered sugar.
  • Slice into equal portions and enjoy.

Notes

Recipe adapted from BHG Magazine.