Friday, December 23, 2011

Pumpkin Roll

A favorite of the Hall household at Christmas time. Stores well in the freezer.

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin

3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
Chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375. Mix 3 eggs on high until frothy with volume. Slowly mix in sugar then the pumpkin. Add flour, baking powder, spices, and salt.  Heavily grease and flour a cookie sheet. Pour mixture into pan and sprinkle with chopped nuts (optional). Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Put powdered sugar on towel, nuts side up. Roll up in the towel. Cool. Unroll carefully. Fill with cream cheese frosting and re-roll.

Cream cheese Frosting

4 oz cream cheese, softened
4 oz butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 2/3-3 cups powdered sugar

Blend the cream cheese and butter.  Add vanilla.  Slowly add powdered sugar until you reach a spreadable consistency.