Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pumpkin Roll for Wayne's birthday

Every year, Wayne wants me to make Pumpkin Rolls for his birthday cake.  We LOVE them.  You can see the end that we cut off of one, it has a pretty swirl inside.

Thomas and Wayne


Makes 10 servings.

3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 t baking pwdr
2 t ground cinnamon
1 t pumpkin pie spice
1/2 t salt
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 c sugar
2/3 c canned solid pack pumpkin
1 c chopped walnuts (I've never put these in)

Preheat oven to 375.  Grease a 15 x 10 x 1 inch jelly 
roll pan.  Line it with wax paper ; grease and flour the 
wax paper.

Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice,
 and salt onto wax paper. 

Beat eggs and sugar in large bowl until thick and fluffy, 
beat in pumpkin.  Stir in dry ingredients. Pour into 
prepared pan. Spread evenly with rubber spatula.  
Sprinkle with nuts.

Bake in preheated moderate oven (375 degrees) for 
15 minutes or until center springs back when lightly 
touched with fingertip.

Loosen cake around edges with a knife.  Invert onto clean 
damp towel dusted with confectioners sugar; peel off 
wax paper.  Roll up cake and towel together.  Place 
seam-side down on wire rack; cool completely.

Unroll cake.  Spread with Cream Cheese Filling.  Reroll 
cake.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cream Cheese Filling:  Beat together 1 cup confectioners 
sugar, 1 8 oz. pkg softened cream cheese, 6 Tablespoons 
butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. (Don't use nonfat 
cream cheese)

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