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Pumpkin Roll


A co-worker let me use her recipe on my website, Homeschooling on a Shoestring. I’ve reprinted it here for the holiday season. I like it, however it is quite thick tasting, you definitely need a glass of something and I’m sure it’s not health-friendly at all. If you know a good vegan version, let me know.

Pumpkin Roll

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup solid pack pumpkin
Mix and set aside.

3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Blend in with top mixture.

8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla
4 Tablespoons butter
1 cup powdered sugar
Mix until creamy.

Spread on cookie sheet, sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 325ºF for about 15 minutes or until done. Dust towel with powdered sugar. Turn cake over on towel and roll up. Allow to cool completely. Mix filling. Unroll towel and spread filling over cake. Roll up, wrap and freeze.

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