Delicious pumpkin treats make great holiday gifts
TASTY GIFTS: Gift-Giving Pumpkin Cranberry Breads make tasty treats for family and friends on your holiday list.
– Libby’s Pumpkin
Baked gifts are an easy and delicious way to share the joy of the holidays. This year, indulge family and friends with the spiced goodness of pumpkin treats. Pumpkin is scrumptious and can be used for more than just pumpkin pie. These classic recipes are an excellent way to deliver the taste of the season to any table.
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¼ cup powdered sugar
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese,
at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons butter or margarine,
1 teaspoon vanilla
To make cake: Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 15-by-10-inch jellyroll pan, then line it with wax paper. Grease and flour wax paper.
Sprinkle powdered sugar on a thin, cotton kitchen towel. Use more powdered sugar, if necessary, to thoroughly cover towel so cake won’t stick.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick; beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread batter into prepared pan and sprinkle nuts over the top.
Bake for 13 to 15minutes, or until top of cake springs back when touched lightly. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness after 11 minutes.) Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off wax paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with the narrow end. Cool on a wire rack.
To make filling: In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla until smooth.
Carefully unroll cake and spread cream cheese mixture over the top; reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar before serving, if desired. Yields 10 servings.