Pumpkin Head...

Ok, I'm over my moment (or week) (or lifetime) of self doubting.
I've seen the book layout and I have to say, I'm proud.
I'm very proud.
Now- because my friend Kim needs to stop eating the pumpkin tarts I showed you how to make last week,  I've made this pumpkin roll.
It is bloody good!
It's not my recipe.  
It belongs to an American pumpkin purée maker named Libby's.
Never seen her, never bought the product, but this gal knows a damn good pumpkin roll.
I used my own pumpkin purée from last week.

First, sift icing sugar all over a tea towel.
Preheat oven to 375

Second ..Make the cake:
 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
       1/2 teaspoon baking soda
     1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
         1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
        1/4 teaspoon salt
         3 large eggs
        1 cup granulated sugar
        2/3 cup pumpkin puree - canned or fresh.
         Mix your dried ingredients in a large bowl.
        In a smaller bowl, mix the eggs, pumpkin and sugar.  Beat well, then add to your dried ingredients.
·         Mix till blended.
        Line a 9x13 baking sheet with sides with parchment paper.  Pour your batter into the sheet and spread out evenly.
Bake for 11 - 13 minutes - check at 11 minutes.
Mine was done at 11 minutes.

Once your cake is done, lift it out by the parchment paper and flip it over onto the icing sugar tea towel.
I had never made a roll before, and was nervous about this.
Turns out, it's pretty easy.
Peel off the parchment paper slowly.

Roll the cake up while still hot in the tea towel and lay on a baking rack till cool
Go find something to do.

It's been pouring here, but stopped long enough to get some pretty shots.

Once it's cool, unroll your bundle.

Make your filling:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Using a beater, mix these together till smooth.

I have my Grandmothers electric beater.
It's over 30 years old and you have to hold the electric cord in the side or it falls out.
It's old and worn, but it was hers, and I love it so.

Spread your mix all over the cake.

Roll your cake up - not to tight or it will gush out the ends.
You want to cut off the ends so it's clean and perfect.
Speaking of ends...

My back end is going to become a pair of pumpkin rolls if I keep making this.
Eat the ends.
(keep in the fridge covered so it stays moist and fresh)


Terra said...

The pumpkin rolls looks fantabulous, and I am pleased you are thrilled with how your book looks.

Robin Larkspur said...

My mom used to make a walnut cream roll, but I am too chicken to try the rolling up part. Now with this lovely pumpkin roll, I think I have to try. You SWEAR it's easy??
LoL your pumpkin roll back end!!!
I knew you'd feel better really soon about your book.

Lee said...

They look scrumdileoso! Love it. Gonna have to try it. Thank you.

Heather Cameron said...

I swear it’s easy! You will be surprised at how easy it is. I wanted to add candied pecans to this, but I send this to school with my girl and it’s a nut free zone.
Happy Rolling!

julieann said...

I have not been able to comment for some reason so here goes again. Congrats and dont let self doubt slip in. I bet it will be super fantastic and we will all love it just like we do you.
Hope all is going well with Little Lilly in school. Congrats again and when can we get our hands on it.

My Little Bungalow said...

Oh my goodness, that looks delicious. I've never made a rolled cake either, and had always been a little intimidated by them. But your success and that wonderful-sounding recipe have inspired me to give it a try.

rustyduck said...

I think I'd have to keep cutting the ends off.

Just to make sure the cake was straight, of course.

Mrs. Sutton said...

Ooooh - delicious! Now if only I could roll mine like that - lol!
paula x

hardydanielle said...

Oh my goodness how delicious! Nothing better than having something pumpkin (+cream cheese icing) and a latte! Ahh thanks for sharing :)

Rosita Vargas said...

¡Qué bella propuesta me encanta ! abrazos y abrazos

Pinecone Camp said...

Yum. More than yum.