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On my search to a new and surprising recipe with pumpkin I found this roll cake.  This was especially interesting for me, as this kind of cakes is in fact a speciality of my mother.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 60 grams of pumpkin, finely chopped
  • 60 grams of pecans, finely chopped
  • 60 gram flour
  • 120 gram brown sugar
  • a teaspoon of lemon juice
  • a pinch of salt
  • a teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • half a teaspoon of ginger
  • 50 gram butter
  • 200 gram cream cheese
  • 120 gram confectioners’ sugar
  • some butter-vanilla extract
  • some lemon zest

Method:

  • Preheat the oven on 180°C.
  • grease a griddle with butter
  • Beat the eggs and add the brown sugar, pumpkin, flour, lemon juice, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger while constantly mixing everything.
  • Spread the dough over the griddle
  • Sprinkle the dough with the pecans.
  • Bake for 15 minutes in the oven.
  • Afterwards, let it cool down for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle a kitchen towel with some confectioners sugar.
  • Carefully remove the cake from the griddle and spread it on the towel.
  • Fold the sides of the towel over the cake and roll it up in the towel.
  • Let it cool down for 45 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Melt the butter and mix it with the cheese, confectionars sugar, the vanilla extract and some lemon zest.
  • Carefully unroll the cake again, and spread the mixture over it.
  • roll it up again and put it in the refrigerator until serving.

 

 

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