Impress your guests with a spiced pumpkin cake roll that's filled with sweet cream cheese. Rolling up the cake is easy with these step-by-step instructions; plus, you can make it ahead and refrigerate it until you're ready to serve.
Coat bottom and sides of a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with cooking spray, and line with wax paper. Coat wax paper with cooking spray; set aside.
Beat eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer 5 minutes or until thick and lemon-colored; gradually add granulated sugar, beating until well combined. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients. Gradually add to egg mixture, beating well. Combine pumpkin, pecans, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and gradually add to mixture, beating well. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Sift 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a 15- x 10-inch rectangle on a clean, dry dish towel. Run a knife around edges of pan to loosen cake, and turn cake out onto prepared towel. Peel wax paper off cake. Starting at narrow end, roll up cake and towel together; place, seam side down, on a wire rack to cool completely.
Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add remaining 1 cup powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Stir in vanilla and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
Unroll cake; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture on cake, leaving a 1-inch border around edges. Re-roll cake without towel, and place, seam side down, on a serving platter. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Garnish, if desired.
This is a wonderful recipe. I made it for my mom's birthday and I had to make it again the next day as there weren't any leftovers but everyone wanted more! I had just enough icing to fill the cake and spread on top - make extra if you like lots of icing.
I was a bit scared of making this recipe, but it turned out to be easier to prepare than I imagined. The dessert turned out OK. However, it is NOT a crowd pleaser. It was nothing out of the ordinary in flavor.I probably will not be making this again.If you want to impress a crowd, try a different recipe.
This recipe is amazing! Everyone I have made it for LOVES it! My youngest can't get enough! When she and her twin brother were having their Thanksgiving feast at school and the parents were asked to contribute, she begged me to make it, then told all the teachers they had to have some! They loved it! You have to try it! For less sweet icing, use a whole block (8oz) of cream cheese instead of 6 oz. It is wonderful for any occasion. Make sure to spray you cookies sheet, place the parchment or wax paper down, then spray the paper again. Remove paper as soon as you turn it over onto dish towl. MAKE SURE THE TOWEL IS COTTON OR LINEN!!! DO NOT USE TERRYCLOTH!!!