So I will admit it, I kind of forgot about WFDW last night in my rush to get Zekey bathed and ready for dinner out last night (we had family in town). But here it is, better late then never!
This is one of Josh and I's FAVORITE desserts. In fact, this is the desert that prompted Josh's comment a few weeks back that it was "almost Fall and I would therefor be making that pumpkin roll thing soon, right?" I've passed this recipe out left and right, honestly, because its EASY and IMPRESSIVE LOOKING. I've even heard a few people say this has replaced pumpkin pie in their holidays. This is a travesty. NOTHING can replace pumpkin pie. But I will submit that this can easily replace pumpkin cake.
So here goes, Pumpkin Roll Thing.
Beat 3 eggs and a cup of sugar. Mix into that 1 small can of pumpkin puree and 3/4 cup flour and 1/2 tsp of baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp salt.
Line a cookie sheet (with edges) or a jelly roll pan with parchment paper and then spread your mixture as evenly as possible before baking at 375 for 15 minutes.
When it comes out it should be spongy feeling. Loosen it onto a kitchen towel that's been sprinkled with powdered sugar and remove the parchment paper. Then roll it up in the towel and wait for it to cool.
While it cools beat together 8 oz of cream cheese, 1 cup of powdered sugar, 6 tbl butter, and a tsp of vanilla.
Now all that's left is unrolling your roll, spreading on the filling, and then rolling it back up! Easy peasy!