Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Proud Pumpkin

Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin.   
God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes the dirt off of you.   He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff, including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed.  Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see!
I love being a pumpkin, how about you?
Happy Fall!

Pumpkin Cake Roll

3 Eggs
1 cup Sugar
2/3 cup Pumpkin
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
3/4 cup All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Salt

8 ounces Cream cheese softened
4 tablespoons Butter or margarine
1 cup Powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

In large bowl, combine eggs and sugar, beating with an electric mixer until thick and light yellow in color. Add pumpkin and lemon juice, mixing until blended.
In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, spices and salt. Add to egg mixture, mixing well. Spread batter into greased and waxed-paper lined 10-by-15-inch jelly-roll pan.
Bake at 350 ° for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool for 15 minutes. Place cake on clean tea towel sprinkled liberally with powdered sugar. Cool 10 minutes longer. From 10- inch side, roll cake up in towel. Set aside.
While cake is cooling in towel, prepare filling. Beat together cream cheese and butter; stir in powdered sugar and vanilla and blend until smooth. 
Unroll cake. Evenly spread filling over cake. Roll up cake (without the towel). Wrap in plastic wrap. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Slice before serving. Keep leftover slices refrigerated. This pumpkin roll freezes well. 
Happy Baking!


  1. Are you going to bring these to class as a treat? Wait until I have been on my diet longer and can cheat, yummy!


  2. Man! I always love your blog! I wish I was more creative like you! miss you like crazy!!! Love you guys!!!

  3. I love that picture and the analogy!! I've never heard that before.
    And what are you trying to do to me Liz, make me gain 50 lbs. before January?? Seriously, that recipe sounds amazing! Maybe I should just come live next to you and you can bring me all your extra food so I'm not eating entire loaves of bread by myself. :O)

  4. Yes Lesa. Thats my indeed goal. All for you girl! Haha! I'm just a fat kid at heart with a tooth for sweets. But yes! Sadie is moving to Lyman and is going to be my neighbor. YOU SHOULD TOO! Lets get Heidi, Sarah, and Kim on the bandwagon too!