In spite of all of his education and sophistication, my dad had a childlike delight in certain things... one of them being pinwheels. I still have a tacky plastic pinwheel he gave me years ago. This recipe for Pinwheel Pumpkin Roll makes me think of him. I hope you'll enjoy it for Halloween! HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN Pinwheel Pumpkin Roll
Take a spicy pumpkin cake and spread it with a rich cream cheese filling. Roll it up like a pin-wheel and chill. The beautiful slices and delicious, decadent combination of flavors will be greatly appreciated by all! PS - This would also be wonderful for a Thanksgiving treat!
Pumpkin Cake Ingredients 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 cup pumpkin puree 3 eggs 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugarCream Cheese Filling Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup confectioners' sugar
Step by Step
Pumpkin Cake Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F 1) Grease and flour a 9x13 inch jelly roll pan or cookie sheet. 2) In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice. 3) Stir in pumpkin puree, eggs, and lemon juice. 4) Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread the mixture evenly. 5) Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes. 6) Lay a damp linen towel on the counter, sprinkle it with confectioner's sugar, and turn the cake onto the towel. 7) Carefully roll the towel up (lengthwise) with the cake in it. 8) Place the cake-in-towel on a cooling rack and let it cool for 20 minutes.Cream Cheese Filling Instructions 1) In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and sugar with a wooden spoon or electric mixer. 2) When the cake has cooled 20 minutes, unroll it and spread the icing onto it. 3) Immediately re-roll (NOT in the towel), and wrap it with plastic wrap. 4) Keep the cake refrigerated or freeze it for up to 2 weeks in aluminum foil. 5) Cut the cake in slices just before serving. 6) Serve and Enjoy!
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