Give me a pumpkin roll rather than pumpkin pie! I am not a fan of pie in any way. But, I still love pumpkin flavors and desserts.
One way I can still enjoy pumpkin for dessert on Thanksgiving is with a pumpkin roll. The combination of the pumpkin and cream cheese frosting….well…I’ll let you put your own taste buds to the test and let me know what you think!
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Simple pumpkin dessert for your fall or Thanksgiving get together.
- ¼C cup powdered sugar, to sprinkle on towel
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup pure pumpkin
- Pinch of salt
- 1 8oz package of cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 6 table spoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)
- Preheat oven to 375F. Grease 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper.
- Sprinkle thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar (use enough so the cake will not stick to towel).
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt on a small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mix until well combined. Spread evenly into prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (if using dark pan, begin checking for doneness around 11 minutes).
- Immediately loosen and turn cake out onto prepared towel. Peel off wax paper. Roll up the cake and towel together, starting with the narrow end. Cool completely.
- For filling, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla in small bowl until creamy and smooth.
- Unroll cake and spread cream cheese filling over the cake. Re-roll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.