Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Pumpkin Roll and Cans for Comments


Pumpkin Roll and Cans for Comments

It's that time of year again, it's time to play whomp other bloggers by collecting more comments er  uh help our town fill it's food bank by donating a can of food for every comment left on my blog. My friend Christina and I are having a friendly competition to see who will donate more cans. So help a girl out leave a comment or two, lets beat the pants off of her. Then next week my sons and I will go shopping to feed the hungry in our little town in the frozen north. Want to join in? Leave me a comment and I'll post a link to your blog and you do the same and we'll FILL the food banks the best we can, anyway.
Bloggers Participating:

My other friend Stephanie has this recipe she's ALWAYS talking about, Pumpkin Roll. She brought it for Thanksgiving, it was part of our dessert-athon, and she was right it is something to talk about. I think if no one was watching and it was calorie free I could possibly make myself sick eating slices of it. I finally got around to making it and it was so worth the minuscule amount of work involved. The fact that it can be kept in the freezer until served makes it even better. I was about out of powdered sugar so I used some regular granulated sugar in the frosting, it gave it this texture that was not quite gritty but not smooth. I loved it and so did my husband, I'll be making it like that from now on.

Pumpkin Roll
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin

heat oven to 375°
grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan, line with wax paper
grease and flour paper 
sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar and set asidestir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl
beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick
beat in pumpkin
stir in flour mixture
spread evenly into prepared pan
bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched
immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel
carefully peel off paper, roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end
cool on wire rack
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
6 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, granulated sugar, butter and vanilla extract until smooth
carefully unroll cake
spread frosting over cake
reroll cake then wrap in plastic wrap and freeze
when ready to serve remove from the freezer let sit for 10 minutes then slice and serve
you can also slice the whole roll and quickly freeze slices flat on a cookie sheet, then slip them into a freezer bag for school lunch treats (or mommy snacks during "rest time")

A Pumpkin Roll would be a lovely dish to bring to any potluck or anywhere you want to impress people with your cooking prowess and look good while doing it! And AND it uses canned pumpkin which ties in perfectly with the CANS FOR COMMENTS theme of this post. So there you go canned pumpkin, cans for comments and potlucks all in one post.

Peace and Love--


  1. I'll be a good sport and give you a head start! ;) this pumpkin roll looks divine! I'm not the biggest fan of powdered sugar so I like your change!

  2. Wifey makes that several times a year with our garden canned squash. Love it!

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  4. Can I just post the word "comment" like a hundred times so your blog gets the most comments and wins? I've never tried granulated sugar in mupmkin roll filling but now I want to try it.

  5. My daughter wants to try making this. It'll have to wait until I'm off work next week! It looks great!

  6. I've always marveled at pumpkin roll - really, any rolled cake - because I just know I would end up breaking it or something as I rolled it up.

    I love eating it, though, so I guess I have to get out of my comfort zone at some point? haha

  7. That pumpkin roll just looks so good! The recipe sounds delicious too.

  8. Yum pumpkin roll! It makes me miss the one they make at Vagabond Blues.

    Love you! Hope this helps in feeding the masses!

  9. I gotcher comment RIGHT HERE!!! Now donate some cans, woman!!

  10. Mom thought it'd be okay if I helped to feed the hungry too...here's my little comment:



  11. I love popcorn popped in avocado oil. I have made that a lot since you posted it including last night and...oh, I just decided right now to make some again! I can't fight that feeling any longer!

  12. Hey Laura - what a cool idea for filling a food bank. And I missed the post about popcorn in avocado oil - have to check that out. Sounds wonderful for the rainy days we have coming up. (not complaining compared to your 87mph winds but I'm just saying).

    Hope you're staying warm.

  13. I met the most amazing woman today, who feeds random strangers because it makes her feel happy. Isn't wonderful that people like that exist? So I think this comment should be good for double cans in her honor!

  14. I need to stop coming to your blog when I am hungry!

  15. My niece made pumpkin rolls in culinary school as a way for the school to raise money. They were so sweet and delicious. I'm going to try and make hungarian nut rolls.

  16. Stopping by to check out the competition!

  17. Oh and thanks for sharing with Friday Firsts!

  18. Ooh, I want to do this with you! I'll put up a post in a little bit. You rock so hard.

  19. These look excellent! But I love both of your blogs, can I comment on both? :-)

  20. I've had good results sweeten
    ing the frosting with maple syrup too!

  21. Oh! and the Madeleines came - they are so, so good. I am not sharing with children with but would share with you.

  22. And if you come for those, we could do some silks too. I need to do a few for stockings.

  23. Wrote a post about your post. Hope you get more comments soon!

  24. This is for Lori who can't seem to leave a comment for whatever reason!

  25. This is for Ingrid who also can't leave a comment either-I said I would leave one for her too!

  26. And Jods who can't comment either :)

  27. I made my pumpkin rolls yesterday! Delish.

  28. I hope you win the competition, but I mostly hope that the food pantries will get filled with food this winter!! :)

  29. hey- the buche looks nifty too. Might have to make one of those.

  30. I bake pumpkin cake year round, as it is my favorite, but I prefer it without the cream cheese frosting. My parents, with whom I live, want the frosting! So I think I may make one of these and put it in the freezer, so they can always have some frosting with their pumpkin.

  31. Perfect timing. I was lamenting that I cannot find my pumpkin roll recipe. (That's what I get for keeping hard copies and not digital.)

  32. I'll let you know how it turns out with all of our dairy free and gluten free substitutes.

  33. I feel like more people need to read this and comment on it.


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