Pumpkins are the mascot for the fall season. Think about it; we carve them, we use them to flavor lattes and we create about a million recipes that are centered on them.
Unsurprisingly, the go-to place for finding these delicious recipes is Pinterest; I must have at least seven different recipes pinned that I’d like to try.
It took a while to decide on which recipe to make this week, but I ended up choosing a recipe for tasty-looking pumpkin cream cheese bread roll. It was a little more challenging than some of the other recipes I’ve tried, but definitely worth the work in the end.
Here’s how to make it:
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
¾ cup flour
Powdered sugar for dusting
8 oz. cream cheese
4 tbsp. butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat together the eggs and sugar until combined.
- As you mix, slowly add the remaining cake ingredients until completely combined.
- Line a cookie sheet, cake pan, or jelly roll pan with wax paper. Grease both the pan and the wax paper with cooking spray.
- Pour the cake batter onto the wax paper — use a spatula to spread it evenly onto the pan.
- Put the pan in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until you can stick a toothpick in the cake and take it out clean.
- As the cake is baking, mix together all of the filling ingredients until smooth. You may need
to add some more powdered sugar for sweetness.
- Before the cake is done baking, lay out a clean dish towel on a flat surface and dust with powdered sugar.
- When the cake is done, let it cool for only a couple of minutes and then flip it over onto the dish towel.
- Slowly remove the wax paper from the cake and spread on the cream cheese filling. Make sure to cover the entire cake evenly.
- Very slowly, so the cake doesn’t tear (like mine did) start rolling the bread inside the towel. As you continue, you can eventually remove the towel.
- When you have the bread all rolled up, let it chill it in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours, cut, serve and enjoy!