We love the pumpkin donuts from Central Pastry paired with our OMG Becky look at That Pumpkin. But what happens when Central Pastry is closed? Or, you’re four Becky’s deep and you can’t drive, but want something sweet and pumpkin’y’ to go with it? Ya make yourself an OMG Becky pumpkin roll!
We took our best-selling pumpkin beer and used it to make an incredible pumpkin roll and wanted to share the recipe with all our fellow pumpkin fans.
Here is what you’ll need:
● 1 cup whole wheat flour
● 3/4 tsp baking powder
● 3/4 tsp baking soda
● 1 tsp cinnamon
● 1/2 tsp ginger
● 1/4 tsp cloves
● 1/4 tsp nutmeg
● 1/2 tsp kosher salt
● 3 eggs
● 1 tsp vanilla extract
● 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
● 1/2 cup regular sugar
● 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
● 1/3 cup N.E.W. Ales OMG Becky Look at That Pumpkin
● powdered sugar, to sprinkle on top
● 6 Tbsp butter, softened
● 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
● 1/2 tsp cinnamon
● 1 cup powdered sugar
● 1 Tbsp vanilla bean infused honey
●. 4 Tbsp N.E.W Ales OMG Becky Look at That Pumpkin
Open a beer and preheat your oven to 375. Line a 15x10 jelly roll pan with parchment paper. I crumple up the paper then lay it out to help keep it in the pan. You can spray the paper if you like, but I don’t find it necessary.
Place a thin cotton towel on the counter and dust it with powdered sugar. I used about 1/4 cup for this. You don’t need a lot, just a thin layer on the towel.
In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Take a drink of beer, then set the bowl aside.
Next, if you have a stand mixer I recommend using it. If not… well, get out granny’s hand mixer and another bowl. Either way throw the three eggs, sugar, and vanilla in, and whisk it until it has thickened up. Then add in the pumpkin and beer until it looks all fat and happy together. Slowly add in the flour. Don’t do this too quickly or it’ll look more like first snow of the year instead of pumpkin season.
Grab that jelly roll pan, pour the cake mixture out, and spread it evenly. Bake for about 14 minutes. Use the toothpick method to check if it’s done.. stick the toothpick in the middle. If it comes out clean you’re good to go. If not, put that baby back in.
Once it’s done, flip that bad boy over onto the powdered sugar towel… slowly (Again, it ain’t snow season) Pull off the parchment paper and discard. Starting with the skinny end, roll the cake and towel together. Try to keep a tight roll, but do it slow. Set it on a cooling rack and let it cool completely. I waited about an hour. Just enough time to finish a beer and crack open another.
Now, let’s make some filling! Take the cream cheese and butter and throw them in the mixing bowl. Use the paddle if you have one. (On the mixture, not your sous chef, unless you’re into that kinda thing. We don’t judge.) Add the cinnamon, and powdered sugar, mixing it till it’s all incorporated together. Then, take a big drink for yourself and slowly add in the beer a tbsp at a time. I probably could’ve added 5 tbsp instead of 4, but I drank too much and only had enough left for 4. If the mix is too thin you can always add more powdered sugar.
Now, let’s put this baby together! Slowly unroll the cake. Leave it on the towel. Take the cream cheese mixture and spread it evenly on the cake. Use a spatula or the backside of a spoon. Whatever works. Make sure you don’t waste any of this creamy deliciousness. Roll that baby back up, using the towel as a guide to help roll it. I’ll be honest, I YouTubed how to do it. I’m a cook, not a baker. Wrap the towel back around it, throw it in the fridge and let it set for at least another hour. Pull it out, sprinkle it with more powdered sugar, and cut! I used non flavored dental floss to cut it. Just a friendly tip, put the floss under and pull up for a clean cut.
Serve with a rimmed glass of N.E.W. Ales OMG Becky Look at That Pumpkin and enjoy!