Walnut Pumpkin Cake Roll Recipe
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Walnut Pumpkin Cake Roll Recipe

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This is one of my family's favorite dessert recipes, especially for holiday gatherings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 312 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper. Grease the paper; set aside. In a bowl, beat eggs for 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar; beat for 2 minutes or until mixture becomes thick and lemon-colored. Stir in pumpkin and lemon juice. Combine dry ingredients; fold into pumpkin mixture. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  2. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched in center. Cool for 5 minutes. Turn cake out of pan onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. roll up cake in towel jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. In a bowl, combine filling ingredients; beat until smooth. Unroll cake; spread evenly with filling to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Pumpkin Cake Roll in Country October/November 2002, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 312 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

I love this recipe. My cake always cracks at some point and it's sticky but my family & friends don't mind. I use 8oz of cream cheese & add a bit more spices including a small amount of cardamon.

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

love the idea about flipping to the skicky side--never ever thought of this!

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Reviewed Sep. 19, 2008

 I always flip my cake back over and fill the sticky side with the icing/filling.  The presentation is so much nicer that way.

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2008

if you don't want to go to the trouble of rolling this cake up, you can always just frost the cooled cake with the filling!

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2007

Ive made these for years but the outside is always sticky. What am I doing wrong?

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