November 15, 2021

Pumpkin Roulade

These things are awesome. Some people call them pumpkin rolls, I like the fancier name... "pumpkin roulade" just sounds more sophisticated. This particular version would even be good for thanksgiving dessert. (Don't listen to this mom, you're still expected to make pumpkin pie!) The only problem with this recipe is that it requires patience, and I don't have a whole lot of that. Another really important thing that you need for this parchment paper - a lot of it! Don't even think about making this recipe without it.

Ingredients for the cake:
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
3/4 canned pumpkin pie mix

Ingredients for the filling:
6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 vanilla bean, split open and scraped
1 cup of heavy cream

Other items:
Parchment paper
Large tea towel
Powdered sugar, sifted
Candied ginger, optional - I did not add any, but if you like candied ginger chop it up and fold it into the filling

Preheat the oven to 375 and in a jelly roll pan (16x18) cut parchment paper to fit the bottom of a pan, then butter and flour it. Put all the ingredients for the cake into a mixer, and beat until smooth. Pour into the prepared jelly roll pan and bake for about 10 - 12 minutes.

While that is baking,  lay out the tea towel onto a flat surface and using a sifter cover the tea towel in powdered sugar. When the cake is done baking, take a knife and run it around the outside of the pan. Then pick up the pan and flip it upside down onto the tea towel (yes, while it's still warm). Peel back the parchment paper, then sift powdered sugar on top. Then gently roll the towel over the cake until it's completely rolled up. Let it cool COMPLETELY.

While the cake is cooling, whip up the filling. Add all the ingredients into the mixer and beat until smooth, and pretty stiff.

When the cake is cool, unroll it, fill it with the filling and then roll it back up. Slice it and serve. Personally, I think it would have been better chilled.


Jessica said...

Yummm!!! I have been obsessed with pumpkin this year. This one is going on the list!

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