Rebecca is a retired special education teacher. She earned a master's degree at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.
Fabulously Easy and Delicious: The Pumpkin Roll
Once again, it is just a few days before Christmas. If you find yourself needing just one more dessert dish to get through all the festivities, consider making a pumpkin roll. This easy recipe only takes 15 minutes to bake, though it looks and tastes like more effort went into its creation than actually did.
Three Great Things About a Pumpkin Roll
- It's really easy and doesn’t take a lot of time.
- The ingredients are mostly basic items you probably already have on hand. You won’t have to dash out to the grocery store and stand in a two-mile-long line for three things. I had canned pumpkin, about the only thing I don’t normally have around, leftover from Thanksgiving.
- It looks great, and it's delicious, too.
What Exactly Is a Pumpkin Roll?
Pumpkin rolls are made with pumpkin and flour that, along with eggs, sugar, and spices, produces a really moist cake. The batter is spread evenly in a jelly roll pan or on a cookie sheet. After baking it's placed in a moist linen towel that's sprinkled with powdered sugar. The towel is rolled up while the cake cools. The cake is unrolled and spread with a cream cheese filling. Once again, it is rolled up and put in plastic wrap. After chilling, slice the pumpkin cake and serve it cold with a hot beverage like coffee or spiced tea. Delicious!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine the flour, sugar, and spices.
- Add the eggs and pumpkin.
- Stir the ingredients until well blended.
- Pour the batter into a greased and floured jelly roll pan.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Allow the cake to cool and loosen with a spatula.
- Carefully remove the cake by turning the pan over a damp linen towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Cut into slices.
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