Friday, October 25

Maple Brown Sugar Pumpkin Roll


It's been a long month. I want to win my husbands heart over tonight, to make up for the nights of neglect. I've been working so much between blog and kid school stuff. He gets little to no attention these days. So I made him a pumpkin roll. The man loves himself some pumpkin roll.


Now most wives would probably go buy something at Victoria Secret, perhaps get all dolled up. Not me. I bake.


However I have to say, I may not be smokin' hot tonight,  but this pumpkin roll damn sure is.



This is similar to the traditional pumpkin roll. I've made it a tad more rich by adding brown sugar and maple syrup. Not only is it filled with a brown sugar cream cheese frosting, I topped it with a maple glaze as well.

Pumpkin  rolls are quite easy to make and they are so fun to cut and serve. Something about that swirl makes them look fancy huh? Though easy, if you are not careful your roll could turn into a disastrous mess. Pumpkin Rolls need to be assembled in a particular fashion. if not they will crack and you will end up with a cakey mess. For instance, if you do not flip the cake out onto a sugar lined towel immediately after removing from the oven. Your cake might crack while you roll it. This happened to me slightly because Mads fell off a chair as soon as I was in pumpkin roll mode. My cake cooled for about 5-10 minutes before I rolled it. It then cracked! So don't do what I did kids..... don't let the thing cool.


Maple Brown Sugar Pumpkin Roll
Cake adapted from Libby's Pumpkin Roll, Frosting and Glaze are my own

Ingredients: 
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
 For the filling:
  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk (only if needed)
 For the topping:
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
 Directions:
  1. Pre heat oven to 375.
  2. Mix in eggs and pumpkin puree, and mix until just combined.
  3. Mix your dry ingredients into the egg and pumpkin mixture until incorporated. 
  4. Line a 15x10 jelly roll pan with parchment paper and spray with a non stick baking spray. 
  5. Spread cake batter over prepared ban.
  6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the cake is cookie through. 
  7. While baking, spread a clean tea towel out on your counter top ( something made of linen and has not fuzzy fibers)
  8. Immediately turn cake out onto your  towel.
  9. Roll cake up in the towel (skinny side up) until you have a log place on cooking rack to cool completely. 

To prepare your filling:
  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer on medium speed, mix brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, and salt,  together. Slowly mixing powdered sugar in  until you have a thick frosting.
  2. If it gets too thick add in a tsp of milk if needed. 
To prepare you topping:
  1. Whisk powdered sugar and maple syrup together. 
To assemble:
  1. Unroll cake and spread cream cheese frosting over the top. 
  2. Re-roll.
  3. Drizzle/spread maple glaze over the top.
  4. Refrigerate for about two hours.
  5. Slice and then serve!
 




 
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26 comments:

  1. I love those kinds of cakes! Can't wait until I'm done with this 30 challenge so that I can make this haha

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    1. I hope the challenge is doing good things for you. It did help us a lot last year, we aren't as good as we were a year ago... but a heck of a lot better about what we eat compared to 2 years ago!

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  2. How many eggs did you use for the dough?

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    1. 3. Sorry typo. I will go edit the recipe now. Thanks for catching it!

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  3. I NEED to make a pumpkin roll! Everyone makes it look so easy!! Love the drizzle mmmm

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    1. They are pretty easy! Make one, they are always so pretty and fun.

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  4. I don't think I've ever had or made a pumpkin roll before. I need to change that soon. Love that you added maple syrup and brown sugar - my favorite sweeteners!

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    1. Oh you should! It's just like pumpkin cake but just a tad better with equal parts frosting!

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  5. I have never had pumpkin roll, but I just heard about it the other day. How did I miss out on it all these years???

    I was wondering how you were doing with the 30 days of pumpkin and balancing life, because this is INTENSE. You are almost there... and I am sure your husband is counting down the days ;) (Although I am also sure he enjoyed this month greatly, hahaha!)

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    1. I can't believe I stuck with it! Seriously... Is start little projects like this here and there and never follow through. FIVE MORE DAYS! It's a lot of blogging but it's been worth it and fun. November 1st I will be cleansing myself of sugar and pumpkin.


      PS You need a pumpkin roll in your life. It's so good.

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  6. Yum! My husband would love this. Although, would it actually make it until he got home, or would I be caught with pumpkin roll all over my face when he walked in? Looks sooo good.

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  7. Oh goodness!!! I do love a good pumpkin roll and then you went and added maple and brown sugar goodness to it. It looks awesome...and I'm loving that tray!!! :-)

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    1. Thanks Jocelyn, Go to TJ Maxx prop shopping.... you'll find some good deals ;)

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  8. Maple is my favorite flavoring. I can imagine how good it would make a pumpkin roll. I hear everyone saying how easy they are to make, so I think I'm going to have to give it a try.

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  9. Im not sure what kind of towel to use it looks yummy and I'd love to make it

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  10. Very beautiful!! And making it richer is such a great idea. I've never attempted rolling a cake but I think I need to give it a try and remember not to let it cool!

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  11. You made it look easy.. I thought it was so difficult to make a roll.. I need to give it a try !!

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  12. Baking is so much better than Victoria Secret stuff, especially when this glorious pumpkin roll is involved!

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  13. I don't know whether it's just my browser's rendering, but what I see is:
    1. Pre heat oven to 375.
    2. Mix in eggs and pumpkin puree, and mix until just combined.
    3. Line a 15x10 jelly roll pan with parchment paper and spray with a non stick baking spray.

    How do the other ingredients go in? Similar issue with steps missing in the filling instructions :(

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    1. Check them now. Should be fixed.

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    2. Thank you! Can't wait to try it :-)

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  14. This looks dreamy!!! I am dying to get a taste of this, its perfect :)

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  15. Maybe a dumb question: for the cake you mention brown sugar, and for the filling you mention light brown sugar, do you use dark brown sugar for the cake part? Thanks! Can't wait to try this!

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