I have finally done it. I have made a pumpkin roll. Now, some of you may say “Yeah, so what?”, but this is the FIRST time in all my baking years that I have made a “roll” cake. I have always been afraid that I would mess one up, so I never bothered to make one, although, I love to eat them! So, today I decided to put caution to the wind. I needed to post a baked good recipe anyway. I can’t wait to try it in an hour or so to see how it came out!
Why a pumpkin roll and not a jelly roll cake? Well, the reason is of pure function. I have an old recipe for pumpkin cookies (that I will share very soon) that I make every fall. I started making them when the kids were little to hide the fact that they were getting something nutritious in their treats. The only down side is that the recipe uses only a portion of the canned pumpkin, which has left exactly 2/3 Cup of pumpkin left over. I just made these cookies a few days ago (and are now gone by the way) and I thought not again! I can’t waste another small amount of this; so I started reading the recipes on the label and what do you know! A pumpkin roll cake requires exactly 2/3 Cup!
This recipe is directly from the Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin 15oz. can. I did modify the filling a little bit, because I didn’t have enough butter softened. I’ll note my change with an ** .
Libby’s Pumpkin Roll (Makes 10 servings)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
6 Tbsp. butter or margarine softened ** I used 4Tbsp. butter & 2 Tbsp. margarine**
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Now, I think my fear of making this is routed in I needed pictures to see how it was supposed to look! Now I have them and you do too!
Preheat oven to 375′ F. Grease 15×10″ jelly roll pan. ( I used a small cookie sheet); line pan with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar.