Who doesn't love a good pumpkin roll? For Thanksgiving...? Yea, I do too. So I decided to improvise and make it up as I went along, and I found a yummy sounding frosting for the middle.
1 box spice cake mix
1 can pure pumpkin (15 oz)
Mix 2 ingredients together. Spread onto greased jelly roll pan. Bake about 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. *Trick I didn't know about at the time, let it cool for a few minutes, then flip the cake onto a towel and roll with towel; this will help it from cracking later.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 (8 oz) brick 3rd less fat cream cheese, room temp.
1 stick butter (1/2 c), room temp.
2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Cream together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Mix in powdered sugar on LOW speed for about 15-20 seconds, then mix on HIGH until combined. Add vanilla and cinnamon; mix until thoroughly combined.
Making the roll:
Gentle unroll the cake from the towel. Spread the frosting onto the cake, thickness as you desire. Roll it back up. I wrapped mine in plastic and put it in the fridge to help set it a little. Slice and serve.
It tasted SO good, which is a relief because it looked like a sad pumpkin roll. I'd definitely make it again!