Spiced Pumpkin Swiss Roll

    Spiced Pumpkin Swiss Roll

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    This delicious roll makes a nice change from a cake as a dessert - great for impressing at a dinner party!

    Serves: 10 

    • 3 eggs
    • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
    • 2/3 cup cooked pumpkin puree
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 3/4 cup (90g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 cup (110g) chopped pecans
    • 1 cup (120g) icing sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 225g cream cheese

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:9hours 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a Swiss roll tin.
    2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs on high for five minutes. Gradually add white sugar, pumpkin and lemon juice. Add flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and ginger. Spread batter evenly in tin. Sprinkle pecans evenly on top and press lightly into batter.
    3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until it springs back when touched. Loosen edges with a knife. Turn out on two dishtowels that have been sprinkled with icing sugar. Roll up cake and let cool for about 20 minutes.
    4. To Make Filling: Mix icing sugar, vanilla, butter or margarine and cream cheese together till smooth.
    5. Unroll pumpkin cake when cool and spread with filling. Reroll, without the dishtowel. Unroll long sheet of waxed paper. Put pumpkin roll on waxed paper. Dust pumpkin roll with powdered sugar. Twist ends of waxed paper like a Christmas cracker. Put pumpkin roll in refrigerator and chill overnight. Before slicing, dust with powdered sugar. Serve chilled.

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