Chip Mom’s Epic Fails #3: Not-so-Pumpkin Roll

- Posted November 21st, 2016 by

This is a cautionary tale of baking in a hurry… at ten o’clock at night… with an adult beverage in your hand…

Not-so-Pumpkin Roll

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Difficulty level:

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If your don’t forget the main ingredient, this whole thing should come out fine!

Quest Items:

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Cake:
1/2 Cup powdered sugar for towel
3/4 Cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Cup sugar
2/3 Cup pumpkin

Frosting:
8 oz package of cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
6 tablespoons of butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla

Musical Accompaniment:

This album is as delicious as this cake roll SHOULD have been -_-

Illustrated Guide:

It all started so promising!  Very normal.  Line and grease pan with all the butter and flour it.

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 Wet ingredients in the mixer, dry ingredients in a bowl.  Beat until thick and fluffy!  Notice that sneaky can in the back?  yeah, we’ll get to that little jerk.

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Add dry to wet and voila! Cake batter! Never mind that your baking spidey senses are tingling.  “This batter seems pretty thin, maybe a little short… OH WELL! Its supposed to be a roll!”

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Bake in a preheated 375*F oven!

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It was at this point that I saw the can on the counter.  I turned to President Hoodie, “I’ve made a mistake.”

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While waiting to see exactly how epic my fail was, I went ahead and threw together the icing.  It’s literally all ingredients in the pool until is all smooth and fluffy. See that smug little jerk of a can still sitting there? Taunting me?

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Powdered sugar on a towel!  It’ll keep the monstrosity from sticking when I flip the pan over onto it.

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Flip, roll, cool!

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It’s crunchy.  Protip: IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE CRUNCHY.

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I frosted it anyway because I made the frosting and it was delicious and maybe that’ll save the poor thing!

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They say a picture speaks a thousand words.  ::sigh::

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I will say that after an overnight in a sealed container, the cake soaked some of the moisture out of the icing and its become much more edible.  That said, I think I’ll try something different to take to the ‘rents for Thanksgiving.

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For now, I’ll eat the results of my Epic Fail myself.  It’s a small victory.

Happy Thanksgiving to our USA readers!  To the rest, remember, Chip Mom luvs ya!

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