Pumpkin Roll
This is an unchilled roll hence the gooey-ness. I also should have been more careful with my flour sprinkling so as to avoid the leopard look. The spots didn't affect the taste! :)

Pumpkin Roll

3/4 cup white flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin puree


1 (8oz) package cream cheese
1/3-1/2 cup sugar (can use powdered)
4 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat together the eggs and sugar until thick and fluffy. Add pumpkin. Mix well. Combine all the dry ingredients and add to wet. Don't over mix this part.

Okay, now you want to lay a greased and floured piece of wax paper on a a 15 by 10 inch cookie sheet. Make sure it is well greased and floured, otherwise you'll be cursing yourself later.
Pour the pumpkin mixture on the wax paper and spread evenly. Make sure you get the batter to all the edges well. Pop that pan in the oven at 360 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. You are going to gently press your finger on the top of it to see if it's done. You are looking for slightly springy, not gooey or sticky.
While that is cooking you need to prep a large clean kitchen towel. Sprinkle the towel (laying flat) with either flour or powdered sugar.

Now comes the part where you have to move really fast. Take your cookie sheet with the cooked cake and carefully flip it over on to your floured towel. Quickly and carefully peel off the wax paper.
Now roll the cake together with the towel starting at the narrow end. Set your rolled cake on a wire rack and let it cool. It looks funny, but it really works this way.

Now, is filling time. Combine all the filling ingredients and cream together for 3 or 4 minutes. Until it is nice and fluffy. My mom sometimes adds sprinkles to this to make it fun.

When your pumpkin roll is cooled carefully unroll it and spread the filling all over it. Make sure to spread
to the edges. Roll it back up, minus the towel this time. Wrap in wax paper and chill for an hour, at least.
You could freeze it now or let it chill and eat it fresh. If you freeze it, wrap it in wax paper and foil. When you need a dessert, take it out of the freezer, slice and lay it on your serving dish. It will thaw, and you'll have a wonderful dessert!


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