Pumpkin Roll

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Posted on 10/02/2019

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract (1 tsp. for cake, I tsp. for filling)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 TB butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dusting

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with parchment paper, leaving an extra inch of parchment sticking up on both 15-inch sides of the pan so that you can easily lift the cake out after baking.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. In a separate bowl mix the eggs, sugar, vanilla and pumpkin until smooth.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the bowl and stir just until combined and no dry streaks remain.
  4. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 14-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out
  6. Immediately lift the payment paper and hot cake out of the pan and onto a flat (heat-safe) surface.
  7. While the cake is hot, starting at one of the short ends, use your hands to gently and slowly roll the cake (and parchment paper!) all the way up. Allow it to cool completely, on top of a wire cooling rack.
  8. While the cake roll is cooling, mix the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar together with an electric mixer until it is fluffy and smooth.
  9. Once the cake roll is cooled completely, unroll it very carefully. Gently smooth the filling in an even layer over the cake.
  10. Roll up the cake without the parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, before serving.
  11. Dust the top with powdered sugar, if desired. You could use a duster, spoon, or even your fingers to lightly sprinkle it on top of the roll. Cut into slices and serve.
  12. Store in the fridge, covered, for up to three days.