Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Ok Jude, this is for you.

The pictures are not the greatest. The icing sugar had soaked in on the top because it had been made the day before and sitting in the fridge. I didn't sprinkle any more on, cause I was too lazy. Also, obviously we had cut into it and eaten some before I thought to take a photo:)

I got this recipe from Princess' cooking class LAST fall. She made this when she was seven years old! I was impressed. She always brought back samples from class and when I bit into this...I tell you. I loved it! Maybe you won't love it as much as me now that I have built it up. It IS a nice comfort food for the sweet tooth and such a seasonal thing. I am sure anyone who tries this will love it!!

I went out and bought a jelly roll pan JUST to make this and it was so worth it. I will make these much more often. I had never braved a jelly roll or anything of this nature just because I thought it must be complicated and time consuming. When Princess made it I figured if a 7 year old can make it with just limited supervision, I am sure I can! LOL I was shocked at how simple this was. She was going to help me, but she got involved in watching a movie with her brothers, so I was on my own.

Maybe you can whip up a few to have on hand for your sisters?? I know not all of them live right there near you now, but you know what I am saying. Nice to have on hand at a time like this, right??

Ok, here goes...

Cake: Icing :

3/4 cup of flour 6 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 cup butter softened
1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp. ground ginger 1 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
3 eggs
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4-1/3 cup icing sugar, sifted

1. Allow eggs to stand at room temp for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Grease 15X10X1 inch jelly roll pan. Line the bottom with wax paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside
3.Combine dry ingredients except for icing sugar. That is to sprinkle on finished cake roll & towel when cake part is done baking.
4.In a large bowl, beat eggs and oil with electric mixer on high until thick. About 5 minutes. (2 or 3 worked fine for me) Gradually beat in the sugar. Stir in pumpkin and lemon juice. Mix with flour mixture.
5. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes or until the top springs back when touched.
6.Remove from oven & immediately loosen edges of cake from pan and turn cake out onto a towel sprinkled with icing sugar. Remove waxed paper. Roll towel and cake into a spiral, starting from the short side of cake. Cool on a wire rack.
7.Make icing by creaming together cream cheese, butter and vanilla on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add icing sugar, beating after each addition until smooth.
8.Unroll cake, remove towel. Spread cake with icing to withing 1 inch of edges. Roll up cake; trim ends. Cover and chill until serving time. Dust with a light sifting of icing sugar before serving. Makes 12 servings.

So let me know when you get a chance to make it and what you think. It is truly delectable!


Katie Cesaro said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

Lowa said...

Girl, is it UNREAL! honestly. Please let me know what you think of it when you end up making it, ok?? I want to know if you guys like it as much as we do. Even Princess eats it, and you know that is saying something. You know how picky your niece is!!! I have never met a more picky kid in my life...wait, that is not true. She has a friend who is WAY more picky, might tell you about that some day. Anyway, let me know!!!

BoufMom9 said...

OH1 YUM!!!! I am definitely going to try making this one and I'll let you know when i do :)

Lowa said...

Momof9-Yes, please do let me know! I just love it and I am sure your whole family will too.

Sugar and Ice said...

My mom makes these every year around this time, and it is one of my very favorite desserts. I can't have it this year as I'm on a no dairy diet, and that makes me very, very sad.

Jude said...

Oh wow that looks divine! Thank you for posting this honey, one of these days I'm going to have to go find a "jelly roll pan" (whatever that is! LOL) and try this out. I'll def let you know! :-)

Lowa said...

Chas- I am SO SORRY! If I had known, I would have just sent it to Jude in e-mail. I am so sorry to tempt you. Is one of the twins reacting to the milk in your diet or something?? Just curious. There is always next year if that is the case, right?? I can't eat it either, I am trying to finally lose this blubber I have accumulated. Posting that was quite torturous, actually. That very loaf in the photos is now in the freezer waiting for when I reach my goal weight and I can take it out and eat some of it:)

Jude- Cookie sheet. Same thing. I discovered when I moved here, that what we always used for cookies is in fact a jelly roll pan. Cookie sheets have no edges. So if you have a "cookie sheet" that has an inch high lip all around, that is what you need:)

And please do, I can't wait to hear what you think! My mouth is watering thinking of that sitting there in the house and me being unable to eat it. I will survive, though!

Dooneybug said...

Ooohhh....that looks yummy! I may have to try that and then send it to work with my husband (I really shouldn't eat such things! Haha!). But I'd also have to go buy a jelly roll pan 'cause I don't have one. Hmmmm....maybe I should run to Target! :)

Lowa said...

Dooney-It is SO GOOD! And yes, do run to Target:) Man, we love that store, don't we? LOL That is where I got my jelly roll pan for $9.99 I think it was. Although with all your coupons and all the fun tricks you do, I am sure you will get your's for $0.99! LOL

Let me know if you make it, it really doesn't take much time, is totally easy and it DELECTABLE. Have ONE slice and then send the rest to work with hubster:) Although, be prepared for them to ask for you to make more!

sydwynd said...

That does look yummy!

I wouldn't always go by "if a 7 year old can do it". I might get into a little trouble that way.