Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Roll

So I copied this basically from My Kitchen Cafe, and my resuts were great! I tweaked the frosting a bit and added the white chocolate chips. I also did not do the nuts. I took it to a Halloween party and everyone loved it! I will definately make this recipe again!

1 c sugar
3/4 c flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 eggs
2/3 cup mashed (canned) pumpkin
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 c butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-4 cup powdered sugar
1 c white chocolate chip (sprinkled on top of frosted cake)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 15 X 10-inch jelly roll pan. Cut wax paper to fit the bottom of the pan and leave an inch overhang on each of the short ends of the pan. Lightly grease the wax paper and sides of the jelly roll pan.
*Tip: Make sure the wax paper isn't hanging over the edge too far, or it will smoke. Just keep it about an inch around the edge and you'll be fine.

Mix the sugar, flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, eggs and pumpkin in a large bowl. Once mixed, pour mixture over the waxed paper. Sprinkle the walnuts, if using, on top of the mixture. Bake for 14-15 minutes until edges pull away from the sides of the pan and center is done.

Lay a large dishtowel on the counter top (it is best to use a dishtowel without any texture - a tea towel or similar towel works best). Spread a thick dusting of powdered sugar all over the towel. When the cake comes out of the oven, turn the pan upside down on the powdered sugar-laden towel so the wax paper is on the top. Gently peel off the wax paper, being careful not to tear the roll. Starting at one of the short ends, roll the pumpkin cake up with the towel to cool. While the roll is cooling, mix the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar together until it is light and creamy. Once the roll is cool, unroll and with an offset spatula, carefully spread filling in an even layer over the cake. Sprinkly white chocolate chips on top of frosting. Roll it up without the towel and place in the refrigerator (covered with plastic wrap or wax paper) for about an hour before serving.

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