Pumpkin Cake

I love this time of year when there is a chill to the air.  It is the perfect time to bake.  Today I am making a pumpkin roll cake for my Dad's 83rd birthday. 

It is a fairly basic cake recipe using either fresh pumpkin or canned.  Spread the batter on a parchment lined jelly roll pan, then bake at 350 until cake springs back to the touch.  Let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.  Turn out on to a powder sugared (clean) dish towel.  Carefully peal off the parchment paper, then roll cake and towel together and let cool completely, do not cool in the fridge.

The frosting is a cream cheese, powder sugar, vanilla, heavy whipping cream, butter, and a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon.

When the cake is cool, very carefully unroll on a piece of parchment paper, remove towel, slather cake with frosting and carefully roll back up.  Cover cake with plastic wrap, then foil, refrigerate over night.  Before serving dust with sifted powder sugar.  This cake is sooooo yummy! 


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18 Responses Sep 22, 2007

Hi This recipe sounds so good. How do I get the recipe???

Oh, it is Kindal! Why wait til winter?!

I love baking <br />
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I heared about pumpkin since I was in school, but never try it. Your recipe seems delicious so, will add it in the list.<br />
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Thankx :-)

Ooooh, pumpkin and maple what a great combo! Yummy! Happy belated Thanksgiving girlflower.

flower made pumkin cupcakes with maple icing for thanksgiving this weekend...they were a hit!!<br />
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Yours sounds yummy too!

I wouldn't put anything in that you and Jim wouldn't like!!! *wink*

Marji he just turned. My daughter and I are going up this weekend to visit. <br />
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Give me the address, you know I'll send you one!

Cake rules! <br />
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Your mention of lemon cake has now given me a 'jones' for lemon bars. Yummo!

Oh man, this is MY kind of post. I love cake !!!! All kinds of cakes. Got a taste for a lemon cake with lemon frosting. Yummmm.

To the humble pumpkin! Cheers!

Mmmmm, that sounds SO delightful. Autumn is my favorite season... I love the transition from late summer to early fall.. You can feel the warm sun, but also feel the coolness of the breeze on your skin. <br />
I digress!<br />
But anyway, pumpkin is one of my favorite things about Autumn. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin curry (my favorite Thai street food vendor in Portland serves a WICKED pumpkin curry). A lot of times people forget that baking isn't just sweets, it can also make amazing savory dishes as well!

An oldie but a goodie from one that knows how to bake great goodies!

Sounds great! Yummy!

Your recipe sounds grand. You also remind me that I want to bake a pumpkin cheesecake. Sounds good doesn't it?

Time flys, doesn't it?

Wow! I wrote this a year ago. Crazy.<br />
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I think I will make the cake again, seeing as it has been a whole year since we have tasted it.

Pull up a chair, Mel. Let me get you an ice cold glass of milk to go with that.

Turning off lights right now! :)