December 5, 2012

Pumpkin Cake Roll....A Collection of Snowmen

I confess! I am in love with other men....Snowmen!! Through the years, I usually seem to add a few to my collection. I find these delightful holiday snowmen to be old souls.....their faces reflect soft smiles, twinkling eyes and Christmas secrets held within their hearts. They also don't seem to be mind being somewhat portly! Isn't it everything a girl wants?

My son Greg requests this every Christmas. I was so relunctant to try my hand at making this, but once I did, it was so much fun. I felt I had accomplished a baking masterpiece. It is simply wonderful!

Southern Sideboards Pumpkin Cake Roll
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin
1 teaspoons lemon juice
¾ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped nuts pecans

Beat eggs on high speed for about five minutes.Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar.Stir in 2/3 cup pumpkin and the lemon juice.Mix dry ingredients together in separate bowl. Fold into the pumpkin mix. Line a 15" x  10" x 1" baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the parchment with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the batter onto a baking sheet and smooth out.Top with chopped pecans and bake at 375 degrees F. for 15 minutes.
Turn out onto lightweight towel and while the cake is hot and dust generously with powdered sugar. Roll towel and cake together. Cool completely.

Cream Cheese Filling
4 tablespoons butter
½ tsp vanilla
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar

Beat all ingredients together  until smooth. Unroll the cake. Spread filling evenly, roll back up without the towel, and place on serving platter, cover and chill. When ready to serve, dust generously with powdered sugar to give it a festive and snowy look.


  1. Cute snowmen. Love the little house on the first ones' garland. This recipe looks delish. I will try this, for sure. Hugs, Deb

  2. Such a pretty vignette with the snowmen. I love them too. Your pumpkin roll looks de-lish!!!

  3. They are just plain fun aren't they? I adore looking at everyone's decor for the holidays. The cake roll is really, really good and somehow it's light and refreshing since you serve it cold. Perfect for a little something sweet with hot coffee or tea! Merry Christmas everyone!

  4. The last time I made a roll cake the cake cracked and broke when I rolled it. I wanted to cry. It tasted delicious but not so pretty. What did I do wrong?

    1. Immediately after removing the cake from the oven, run a knife around the edge of the cake and flip it out onto a large sheet of fresh greased parchment, then peel off and discard the parchment paper that has baked onto the cake. It is important to remove the cake from the pan and prepare it for rolling while still hot, otherwise the cake will crack when it is filled and rolled. But hey, as long as it tasted good, that's half the battle right?

  5. Very attractive and beautifully done rolls, wish i get a slice now.

    russel of Chiropractic Care Center


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