Pumpkin Roll Cake With Cream Cheese Filling
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 3 large eggs, beaten to blend
- 2/3 cup canned solid pack pumpkin
- 2 T. powdered sugar
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 T. (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
- Powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter 13x9x5/8 inch jelly roll pan. Line pan with waxed paper; butter paper. Mix first 5 ingredients in large bowl. Mix in eggs and pumpkin. Pour batter into prepared pan spreading evenly. Bake until tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 15 minutes.
Lay kitchen towel on work surface; dust with 2 T. powdered sugar. Cut around pan sides to loosen cake. Turn out cake onto sugared towel waxed paper side up. Fold one side of towel over one long side of cake, then roll up cake jelly roll style. Cool cake.
Combine cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla in medium bowl; beat to blend. Mix in walnuts.
Unroll cake; leave on towel. Peel off paper. Spread cream cheese filling evenly over cake. Using towel, roll up cake and place seam side down on platter. Trim ends of cake, Dust cake with powdered sugar. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
When ready to serve, cut cake crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices and serve.
Sounds complicated, but mine came out perfect the first try.