Are you in need of a last minute gift idea? This one came from a friend of mine from years ago! When we were teenagers, her mom would make large batches of these and sell them at craft fairs.
The pumpkin log has sense become a holiday favorite of my husband’s as well as the rest of our family, and as long as you don’t over cook them, they make nice little Christmas gifts to those that are close to you. You can wrap them up all fancy in red or green cellophane wrap, or just wrap them in foil like I did and put a pretty bow on them. Regardless, they make a fun, festive gift. In fact, I’m going to have to go and get me a slice right now!
Here is the recipe in short and then I’ll post it with pictures:
2/3 c pumpkin
1 t. lemon juice
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. nuts (optional)
Mix ingredients together and pour into greased, wax paper lined cookie pan. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of nuts on top. Bake 15 minutes at 375 degrees.
Dust a kitchen towel with powdered sugar. Carefully dump cake onto towel. Slowly peel of waxed paper. Fold one end of towel over the cake and roll loosely. Let cake cool until it’s totally dry. (We let ours cool overnight)
3 oz cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
4 T butter, softened
1/2 t. vanilla
Mix frosting ingredients together. Unroll cake and frost. Carefully roll back up and wrap lightly. This will freeze well up to 4 months.
Now for the long version. I won’t repeat all of the ingredients…..