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Low-Fat Pumpkin Cake Roll

 Low-Fat Pumpkin Cake Roll
Pumpkin keeps this cake moist and replaces the oil found in a typical layer cake; so you're getting vitamins, not fat. Serve this one up and your guests will rave—and no one has to know just how easy it was! —Heidi Reinhard, Montpelier, Indiana
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling


  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper. Coat the
  • paper with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs for
  • 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar; beat for 2 minutes or until mixture
  • becomes thick and lemon-colored. Beat in pumpkin and extract.
  • Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger and salt; fold
  • into pumpkin mixture. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until cake springs back when
  • lightly touched (do not overbake). Cool for 5 minutes.
  • Invert onto a kitchen towel dusted with 1 tablespoon confectioners'

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Low-Fat Pumpkin Cake Roll (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel
  • jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a
  • wire rack.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla
  • and remaining confectioners' sugar until fluffy.
  • Unroll cake; spread filling evenly over cake to within 1/2 in. of
  • edges. Roll up again. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before
  • serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 182 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 212 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.