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Pumpkin Roll with Maple Mascarpone Filling

By Alina Fridman

Pumpkin Roll with Maple Mascarpone Filling

Autumn has painted the landscape with its rich colors, and pumpkin season is now in its majestic full swing. It's time to indulge in the symphony of flavors that only this sweet and nutty gourd can provide. While pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup, and even pumpkin chili offer a comforting embrace, the pinnacle of pumpkin delight lies in a delicious pumpkin roll.

Imagine a moist and perfectly spiced pumpkin cake, embraced by a rich and creamy maple mascarpone filling. Every bite is a fusion of yummy, sweet, and spice-filled goodness that's perfect for a cozy breakfast or an elegant dessert. Here's how to make this autumnal masterpiece:

Step One: Gathering Your Ingredients

To embark on this culinary journey, you'll need:

For the Pumpkin Cake:

  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin

  • 2/3 cup of sugar

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves

  • 3 large eggs, beaten

  • 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar (for a fairy-dust finish)

For the Maple Mascarpone Filling:

  • 8 ounces of mascarpone cheese

  • 1/4 cup of sugar

  • 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup (the soul of the forest)

Step Two: Crafting the Cake Roll

Begin by preheating your oven to a warm 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper, like dressing it in its finest attire.

Next, in a large bowl, merge the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves into a sumptuous blend. Beat the eggs in, one by one, until they unite in harmony.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually integrate this mixture into the wet ingredients, stirring until blended. Spread it evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 13 minutes or until a toothpick’s gentle probe near the center emerges clean. Allow it to cool, basking on a wire rack.

Step Three: Whipping Up the Filling

While the cake cools and rests, turn your attention to the luxurious filling. In a medium bowl, beat the mascarpone cheese, sugar, and maple syrup into smooth perfection. Set aside this velvety blend to await its grand moment.

Step Four: Assembling Your Culinary Art

Once the cake has cooled, gently transfer it to a clean towel that's been kissed with powdered sugar. Starting at one short end, roll up tightly, using the towel as a gentle guide. Place seam-side down on a wire rack and let it chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

With the grace of a skilled artisan, unroll the cake and grace it with the filling. Reroll (sans towel this time), and wrap it lovingly in plastic wrap. Allow it to rest and meld flavors in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

When the moment comes to serve this masterpiece, dust it with confectioners' sugar, slice, and present chilled.

And there you have it, a creation to be proud of! A pumpkin roll with maple mascarpone filling that captures the essence of the season. I hope you find joy in both crafting and savoring this recipe. Do share your experiences and triumphs in the comments below. Happy baking, and may your autumn be filled with warmth and delight!



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