Pumpkin roll with a silky cream cheese frosting. What more could you ask for?
Light and airy pumpkin cake rolled up with the yummiest cream cheese frosting, that is like spoon licking good.
It all starts off with the spiced pumpkin cake. It's super soft and airy, it's got the perfect amount of bounce to it. Yes, cakes have bounce, like when you poke it and it springs back. That's a moist cake!
I whipped the eggs for awhile to get them nice and frothy/thick. Then in goes the rest of the ingredients. I also sift my dry ingredients, it helps the cake be lighter.
You'll want to bake it right away, because it has baking soda in it and you don't want to leave a batter with baking soda sitting for long - it's best to pop it right in the oven. So, you spread it out, and you don't want it to be too thin or it will be dry. 1/2" is what you'll be aiming for once it's baked. Straight out of the oven you turn it on to a clean (do I need to specify clean? please use a fresh clean kitchen towel, haha) and dusted with powdered sugar, kitchen towel. Then it gets rolled up, for about an hour, to cool and it will hold its circular roll shape. Magic -- right!?
Slather on the cream cheese frosting, re-roll and call it a day.
1 c white sugar
2/3 c pumpkin puree
3/4 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
splash of vanilla
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
cream cheese frosting filling
1 stick cream cheese (8 oz), softened
4 tbsp butter, softened
1 c powdered sugar, sifted
pinch of salt
splash of vanilla
Preheat oven to 400
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs on high for 3-5 minutes, until they have thickened and are fluffy
Mix in the white sugar, stir for a minute
Mix in the pumpkin puree and splash of vanilla
In a separate bowl sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon
Add this to the mixer, on low speed, until just combined
Spray a 10x15 inch pan with nonstick spray, cover with a layer of parchment paper
Spread the batter evenly over the parchment paper, to all sides (if your pan is bigger than 10x15 only spread it out to those measurements)
Bake for 7-9 minutes, poke it and it should bounce back
Whip together the cream cheese frosting filling; cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, pinch of salt and vanilla until smooth and silky
Lay flat a clean kitchen towel, dust with powdered sugar
Remove the cake from the oven and quickly flip on to the towel, face down (so the parchment paper side is face up)
Gently remove the parchment paper and sprinkle with a littler more powdered sugar
Roll the cake up and let it sit for 1 hour until cool
Unroll and spread with the cream cheese frosting
Roll back up, slice and serve!
enjoy -- tara