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Pumpkin Roll

The pumpkin roll is a favorite in our house, and I think it will be in yours too! With a delicious pumpkin cake and a smooth, creamy filling, your friends and family will be amazed! But nobody needs to know just how easy it is to make.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 10 slices

Equipment

  • 17 inch baking sheet

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • ¾ cup flour + 6 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

For the Filling

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

For the Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 17-inch cookie sheet with parchment paper, and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cover a large cutting board with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat eggs, vanilla, and sugar until thick. Add in the pumpkin, and mix to combine.
  • Stir flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture.
  • Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until the top of the cake springs back when touched.
  • When you take the cake out of the oven, immediately turn the cake onto the parchment paper-covered cutting board. It's easiest to put the parchment paper and cutting board on top of the cake and flip them together in one swift movement. Then gently loosen and peel off the parchment paper that was baked with the cake.
  • Immediately, while the cake is still hot, roll up the cake and the parchment paper together, starting at the narrow end. Cool completely on a wire cooling rack (about 2 hours).

For the Filling:

  • Once the cake is cool, prepare the filling. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Carefully unroll the cooled cake, removing and discarding the parchment paper.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the cake. Reroll cake.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, cut into 1-inch thick slices, and serve.