Hmmm... Pumpkin Roll.. just the thought conjures up thoughts of Autumn, jack-o-lanterns, crisp leaves.. and, of course, Thanksgiving.. my favorite holiday!
This is a perfect time of year to enjoy this beautiful dessert. It's really quite simple to make (I promise), and everyone will think you worked hours to create this delight.
Here are the ingredients for the batter...
For the cake, you will need...
2/3 c. canned pumpkin
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 c. flour
Confectioner's sugar for dusting
1/4 c. chopped walnuts
Place sugar, flour, baking soda, eggs, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Lightly grease a 12" by 18" jelly roll pan and then line it with waxed paper and then lightly grease the paper. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth with a knife to level the batter.
Add chopped walnuts on top of the batter.
and then bake in a 375 degree (F) oven for 15 minutes.
Here's a pic of the cake after baking has been completed.
Can't you just about smell the cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin? Yum!
Once the cake is completely cooled, prepare the filling. You will need...
1 1/4 c. confectioner's Sugar
1 8oz. pkg of cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. butter
Blend with mixer until smooth.
Yep.. that's a retro '50's Kitchenaid Mixer (bought a pink one by mistake - note to self, check labels before purchasing items)
And cut into slices to serve.