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Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll

This decadent and beautiful Pumpkin Roll dessert is great to present at the end of a grand dinner. It's perfect for the holidays and not as difficult as it looks! Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice add warming, spicy flavor.


3/4 cup cake flour
1-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
6 egg yolks
6 egg whites
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup solid pack pumpkin puree
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting
2 tablespoons dark rum
1 teaspoon non-flavored gelatin
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
10 tablespoons crushed toffee candy
1 (16 ounce) jar caramel ice cream sauce warmed,
1/2 cup crushed toffee candy


Preheat oven to 375-degrees. Spray a 15 x 10-inch baking sheet with vegetable oil spray. Sift flour, cinnamon, ginger and allspice into small bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat egg yolks, 1/3 cup white sugar and 1/3 cup brown sugar until very thick, about three minutes with an electric mixer. On low speed, beat in pumpkin, then flour mixture. Using clean, dry beaters, in a large bowl, beat egg whites and salt until stiff but not dry. Fold egg whites into batter in three additions.

Spread into prepared pan. Bake at 375-degrees (190 degrees C) for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.

Place smooth (not terry cloth) kitchen towel on work surface; dust generously with powdered sugar. Cut around pan edges to loosen cake. Turn cake out onto kitchen towel. Fold towel over 1 long side of cake. Starting at 1 long side, roll cake up in towel. Arrange cake seam side down and cool completely, about 1 hour.

To make the filling: Pour 2-tablespoons rum into small heavy saucepan and sprinkle gelatin over. Let stand until gelatin softens, about 10 minutes. Stir over low heat just until gelatin dissolves, then remove from heat. In a large bowl, beat chilled whipping cream and 3-tablespoons powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Beat in gelatin mixture. Fold in 6-tablespoons English toffee pieces.

Unroll cake, sprinkle with 4 tablespoons English toffee pieces. Spread filling over. Starting at one long side and using kitchen towel as aid roll up cake to enclose filling. Place cake seam side down on platter. (Can be prepared one day ahead.) Cover with foil and refrigerate.

Trim ends of cake on slight diagonal. Dust cake with powdered sugar. Spoon some of the warm caramel sauce over top of cake. Sprinkle with 1/2-cup toffee. To serve, cut cake crosswise into 1-inch thick slices. Serve with remaining sauce.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 12 servings.
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories: 431; Total Fat: 18g; Cholesterol: 153mg; Sodium: 333mg; Carbohydrates: 63g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 6g

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