If you’re looking for the perfect Thanksgiving dessert, you have got to try this delicious pumpkin roll and rich cream cheese frosting.
Keyword: easy dessert, Fall desserts, Pumpkin, Thanksgiving
Author: Jennifer Fishkind
⅔CupCanned Pumpkin Pureenot pumpkin pie mix
½boxSuper Moist Yellow Cake Mix
½TspPumpkin Pie Spice
½TspPure Vanilla Extract
CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
1 ¾CupsPowdered Sugar
1TspPure Vanilla Extract
Preheat oven to 375°. Line a 15x10x1-inch Jelly Roll Pan with Parchment Paper lengthwise (you should have extra parchment paper hanging off of each end). Spray the parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray
In a large mixing bowl and beat eggs, almond extract, and vanilla extract with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add canned pumpkin puree and beat well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed with a rubber spatula.
Slowly beat in dry cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice and continue beating for approximately 1 additional minute
Pour into Jelly Roll Pan on top of Parchment Paper. Spread evenly over the parchment paper with a rubber spatula.
Place in the oven and bake at 375° for 11-15 minutes, or until the cake is cooked and a toothpick comes out clean when tested in the center of the cake.
NOTE: Watch your cake while cooking. You do not want to overcook this cake or it will be dry and won’t roll properly.
Remove the cake from the oven. Loosen edges of the cake from the sides of the pan. While still hot, sprinkle about 4-6 Tablespoons (or more of powdered sugar on top of the entire cake so it doesn’t stick to itself. While the cake is still hot (important that it is still hot when rolling!), start on the short end of the cake and roll semi-tightly to the other end.
Wrap in plastic wrap so the cake stays moist and let cool completely, about 2 hours on the counter.
When your cake is almost done cooling make your cream cheese filling by combining the cream cheese, butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat on medium until light and fluffy. Slowly add powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat together scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
When the cake roll has cooled completely unroll and spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the entire roll (all the way to the edges of the cake). Roll the cake back up making sure not to roll the parchment paper in the cake this time.
Refrigerate the cake 2-3 hours. Remove from the refrigerator and place on a serving platter. Dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar.
NOTE: When slicing this cake, make sure to wipe the knife clean before slicing the next piece.