Definitely use wax paper with this cake, not parchment paper, as it will peel off much more easily. Also, use a lint free linen towel to help with the rolling; nothing is more unappetizing than to find cloth fibers in your cake or filling. Thirdly, make sure you give yourself room to work like a large area of counter space, or even a table. So lets get to it....
1 tsp each ground nutmeg and cinnamon
½ tsp each ground cloves and ginger
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp confectioners' sugar
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp butter, softened
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Confectioners' sugar to sprinkle over finished cake
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a15x10x1-inch baking pan (jellyroll pan) with nonstick baking spray; line pan with wax paper and spray paper. In a small bowl, mix together spices. Mix sugar, flour, baking powder, 2 and ½ teaspoons of spice mixture and salt in large bowl. Beat in eggs and pumpkin until well blended and smooth; spread evenly into pan.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Place clean linen towel on kitchen counter or table; dust with 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar. Loosen cake around sides of pan with sharp knife. Turn out onto towel, wax paper-side up (do not remove wax paper); fold side of towel over one short side of cake, and then roll up cake jelly-roll style. Cool cake completely.
Beat cream cheese, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla and remaining half teaspoon of spice mixture in medium bowl until well blended and smooth. Unroll cake onto towel; peel off wax paper and spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cake. Using towel, roll up cake and place seam-side down on serving platter. Trim ends of cake. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve. Sprinkle cake with additional confectioners' sugar just before serving.
Makes 12 servings.
January 2, 2013