Butternut Squash Cake Roll
This is from Taste of Home. I think it sounds delicious! This pretty dessert is perfect for autumn! Chilling time is included in cook time.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 30mins
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2⁄3 cup mashed cooked butternut squash
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- confectioners' sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- confectioners' sugar (optional)
- In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs; gradually beat in sugar. Add squash and mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon; add to squash mixture and mix well.
- Line a 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan with waxed paper; grease and flour the paper. Spread batter evenly into pan. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake at 375 for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
- Turn cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel, jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on wire rack.
- In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Unroll cake; spread filling evenly over cake within 1 inch of edges. Roll up again. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Just before serving, dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.
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A delight. I made this late yesterday afternoon and it was devoured by my food-attacting-family by late this morning. I was lucky to get a bite! I made it exactly as written (except used low-fat cream cheese) and as other reviewers have noted, it's a snap to make using your mixer and it looks like you really went to a lot of effort. This is a perfect alternative at Thanksgiving for those non-pumpkin pie lovers (or mincemeat, euwwww.) Just make sure and double the recipe because this cake vanishes in a flash!