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Pumpkin Roll, easier to make than you would think

I have just checked off one of the sweet things on my “bucket baking-list”. You know that list…it’s made of Pinterest pins, and recipes from magazines. The photos are enticing, but the techniques are always just a bit over my comfort level. Being the eternal optimist, I hold onto these recipes thinking that someday soon, I will create one and serve it to my family and friends, much to their delight.

So, back to the pumpkin roll…Rolled cakes have a special place in my heart, I mean really how could they not? Cake, cream filling, cake, cream filling, and cake in one bite! Rolled cakes, also called roulade, always looked to hard to make. I imagined that the cake would crack when rolled and look more like a 2×4 than a roll.

Then I came upon this recipe, and it seemed so do-able. I followed the directions,  and it turned out really well on the first try. The only part that I changed was swapping out the parchment with a clean sheet when I re-rolled the cake with the filling inside.

The filling is a cream cheese/butter-cream. I think you could use whipped cream if you were going to serve it all in one sitting.
It all worked so well. I am quite proud of it.

Tip:Use a serrated knife to cut, wiping it after each cut.
Bring this to a holiday pot luck, and you’ll be a baking star.
Enjoy!

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I'm a crazy, candy-infatuated, blogger who s so happy that you stopped by. This place is dedicated to all of us who always end up in the candy aisle. I'm totally impartial and answer only to my taste buds. I write about all things sweet from candy to baking to ice cream and beyond. Let me know your favorites.

4 responses »

  1. I’m glad you tried this recipe! I had the same apprehensions as you before making this pumpkin roll, myself. 🙂

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  2. Reminds me that I want to make a bouche Noel this year…I will try it with the parchment paper instead of rolling the cake in a tea towel. Also the blog where the pumpkin roll was explained had an entry on Ricemellow Fluff – a vegan alternative to marshmallow fluff…sounds worth trying.

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