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Pumpkin Spice Roll

A sponge cake texture and a light cream cheese filling, along with a delightful pumpkin spice flavor, makes this Pumpkin Spice Roll a real treat.

Ingredients

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  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

FILLING

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet (about 15x10x1″) with waxed paper and grease. {Tip: wet the cookie sheet with a damp sponge first and the waxed paper will stick.}
  2. In your mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks on high speed until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and pumpkin, beating on high until the sugar is almost dissolved.
  3. In another small bowl (or remove the pumpkin/egg mixture into another bowl, wash and use the mixing bowl), beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg yolk/pumpkin mixture into the egg whites. Do not overbeat!
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt – gently fold into the pumpkin mixture. Spread into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until cake springs back when touched.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes. Turn the cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioner’s sugar and gently peel off the waxed paper. Roll the cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with the short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.

FILLING

  1. In a small bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter until nice and whipped. Add the confectioner’s sugar and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
  2. Unroll the cake from the towel. Spread the filling evenly to within 1/2 inch of edges. Roll up again. Cover and freeze until firm. May be frozen for up to 3 months. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before cutting.

Notes

Tip: Wet the cookie sheet down when placing the waxed paper – it will stick better.
Tip #2: Prepare your clean kitchen towel with dusted confectioner’s sugar while the cake is baking.
Tip #3: I recommend wrapping your pumpkin roll with plastic wrap and then a layer of foil to keep it fresh while freezing.

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