Pumpkin Roll


Posted: November 16

Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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It's quite appropriate that this Pumpkin Roll has a spiral pattern: it represents how your love for this dessert will get deeper with every bite. Pumpkin Roll's cake is fluffy and light, delicately spiced with autumn's favorite flavor. In the center, we find a cool, creamy, sweet filling. The two tastes swirl into each other, elevating them to new levels of deliciousness. You could say it's hypnotically good!


Ingredients

• 3 eggs • 1 cup sugar • 2/3 cup pumpkin • 1 teaspoon lemon juice • 3/4 cup flour • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 2 teaspoons cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 cup powdered sugar, plus more for cake rolling • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened • 4 tablespoons butter, softened • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3

Using a stand mixer, beat the eggs on high speed for around 5 minutes.

Step 4

Reduce the speed to low and slowly mix in the sugar, lemon juice, and pumpkin.

Step 5

In a separate bowl, combine the baking powder, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.

Step 6

Slowly sift the flour mixture into the stand mixer as it stirs at low speed. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides as needed. Be careful not to overmix.

Step 7

Spread the batter evenly out on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 8

Bake for 15 minutes.

Step 9

Next, move the baked cake onto a clean kitchen towel that has a little bit of powdered sugar on it.

Step 10

Starting with the narrow end, roll the cake and towel together. This will help the cake retain its distinct shape and keep it from becoming cracked and broken. You need to do this while the cake is still hot; if it's too cool it won't have the flexibility necessary to roll it.

Step 11

Cool the cake (still wrapped in the towel) in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Step 12

While the cake cools, mix the powdered sugar, softened cream cheese, softened butter, and vanilla until smooth.

Step 13

Remove the cake from the fridge and carefully unroll it from the towel; make sure the cake is cool before attempting this.

Step 14

Spread the filling over the cake using an offset spatula.

Step 15

Without using the towel, roll the cake back up with the filling inside.

Step 16

Transfer the cake to a serving plate and serve!


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