Pumpkin Roll Cake

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Here's How to Make the
Pumpkin Roll Cake

For this part of the recipe, you'll require:

  • Equipment: Rectangular baking tin, parchment or greaseproof paper
  • 2 ounces/ 60 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain flour

Here's the easy way to measure the required amount of butter. Don't waste time weighing it. Just cut it up in proportion. If you require 2 ounces from a 4 oz stick, cut in half. If 2 oz is required from an 8 oz block, cut into quarters, and so forth, as in the photo below.

Cut butter into a 2 oz/60 gm block

Preparation: Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.

Part 1:

Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add the sugar and combine.

To make the pumpkin roll cake, firstly melt butter together with sugar

Take it off the heat as soon as the fat is close to being fully melted, taking care not to burn the mixture.

Keep stirring the butter and sugar mixture for this pumpkin roll cake.=

Keep stirring. The mixture will go from an oily mix to a thick smooth yellow mixture that is really quite thick just like in this picture.

Part 2:

Toss in all the other ingredients and combine well.

Added flour, pumpkin and eggs for this pumpkin roll cake

Combine well. The mixture will go from looking like a dry mess like this:

Combine the ingredients for the pumpkin roll cake

... to a lovely rich smooth pumpkin batter like this:

Lovely smooth pumpkin cake batter for this pumpkin roll cake

In the meantime, line the cake tin with parchment or grease proof paper. The purpose of the paper is to lift the cake out easily straight from the oven, without breaking it.

Baking tray lined for the pumpkin roll cake

Part 3:

Pour the cake batter into the lined baking tray. Jiggle the tray about to level out the batter. It's only a very thin layer so you'll need to help it spread out to the edges.

Here it is, ready for for the oven.

Cake batter in the baking tin for this pumpkin roll cake

Bake for 10 - 12 minutes till it just starts to go golden.

Pumpkin roll cake baked

Remove it from the oven immediately. Don't let it over-cook.

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