Gingerbread Pumpkin Roll

Two of the hottest flavors of the season come together in a suprisingly simple recipe for this Gingerbread Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll, with an eggnog studded center. Delish!MORE+LESS-

Updated March 8, 2017

Make with

Betty Crocker Cookies


box (14.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Cookie Mix Gingerbread


tablespoons vegetable or canola oil


(8 oz) cube cream cheese


tablespoons butter, softened but NOT melted


cup powdered sugar (for dusting)

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    Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat together the Betty Crocker™ Gingerbread Cake Mix, pumpkin puree, oil, and water together until smooth.

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    Generously grease and flour a large cookie sheet. Spread batter into a thin, even layer on cookie sheet.

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    Bake in preheated oven for 9-10 minutes, or just until the cake has set.

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    Allow the cake to cool just slightly. While it's just a little bit warm to the touch, quickly invert the cookie sheet with the cake on it on top of a large, thin clean dish towel.

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    Roll the towel up gently from one end, rolling the cake into a spiral with the dish towel wrapped up in the spiral as well. Rolling the cake in the dish towel allows the cake to cool completely in a spiral shape, which will help avoid cracks and tears in the Pumpkin Roll during the final step.

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    Allow cake to cool completely at room temperature.

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    In a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, egg nog, and vanilla. If you don't have egg nog, you can use milk, but will need about a tablespoon less, since it's a thinner consistency than the egg nog. Whip all ingredients together until fluffy.

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    Once the cake roll is completely cooled, gently unroll the towel. Spread frosting on top of the cake, then gently re-roll the cake into a spiral. Use the towel, if needed, to keep the cake securely together. Place the cake in the refrigerator and cool for 1 hour, or until ready to serve. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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More About This Recipe

  • The classic pumpkin roll gets a little groovy when it teams up with gingerbread in this perfectly autumn dessert.An old boyfriend of mine used to live and die for his mother's yearly pumpkin roll baking. It was all he could talk about for a month straight. She'd set up camp in his dorm room kitchen and bake for hours. After all sorts of stirring, mixing, baking, and rolling … and a heckuva lot of patience ... she'd finish up a single, coveted pumpkin roll, which would be sliced thin and eaten with blissful delight.That boyfriend is long gone, but his passion for pumpkin rolls attached itself to my heart. Every year I tell myself I should make one, remembering the creamy, sweet perfection of that cakey treat. But every year I chicken out. The process can be finicky, the batter involved to make.But this year, I figured out a way to turn a single box of Betty Crocker Gingerbread cake mix and a cup of pumpkin puree into this Gingerbread Pumpkin Roll that's nine times as flavorful and forty eight times tastier than the ex-beau's mom conjured!You're going to LOVE this recipe. Ready to bake it? It's not as tricky as you might think! Just grab a box of Betty Crocker™ Gingerbread Cake Mix and get ready to roll!Dust with powdered sugar before slicing and forking that cake right into your boca.
  • Try these tempting pumpkin recipes for your next meal or dessert.

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites

Gingerbread men run away from me as fast as their legs can carry them.

Five years ago, I drove to my best friend’s house for an afternoon of holiday baking. I brought a healthy fool-proof gingerbread cookie recipe, and we measured out the ingredients at her kitchen island. After mixing up the dough and wrapping it in plastic to chill, we headed out to a local deep-dish pizza place for dinner.

As we politely dug in with forks and knives, I blurted out, “Ohmygosh—we forgot the baking powder!” We stared at each other with wide eyes and dropped jaws before bursting into laughter.

Leftovers in hand, we returned to the kitchen where we gently kneaded baking powder into half of the dough and sprinkled some on top of the boys, stars, and candy canes we cut out of the rest. After pulling them out of the oven, we dissolved into giggles all over again.

They were flatter than paper with the occasional random raised bump from rubbing in the baking powder. (We still iced and ate them—nothing wrong with their taste!)

But following my spiced pumpkin muffins, regular loaves of gingerbread (or mini gingerbread muffins) are one of my favorite cold-weather comfort foods. The strong molasses… The spicy ginger… The soft texture… I’ll devour all 16 servings in a day if left alone with the pan!

This year, I decided to give gingerbread cookies another try. But to ensure success, I made one tiny modification…

I turned them into Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites !

At least half of you must be Cookie Monsters… My chocolate chip cookie dough bites are one of the most popular and most pinned recipes on my blog, closely followed by the double chocolate, pumpkin, and peanut butter ones.

Just like the others, these Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites are safe to eat raw . They contain no eggs and are held together by applesauce and molasses instead. If you melt margarine instead of butter, these bites are also vegan .

Right after mixing all of the ingredients together, the dough will be very sticky and practically impossible to shape. Chilling is mandatory if you want to roll it into bite-sized balls. (But I won’t judge if you’d rather sneak it straight from the bowl with a spoon!)

Because of the applesauce, I recommend storing the cookie dough bites in the refrigerator if you have the self-restraint to save some for the next few days. The flavors also intensify as they chill the ginger really pops after a night of sitting in the fridge!

My favorite part? These Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites don’t contain an ounce of baking powder, so it’s almost impossible for me to mess them up!

Recipe Summary

  • 1 large orange
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (14 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins®)
  • ⅔ cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan and lightly dust the bottom with flour.

Zest the entire orange, avoiding the white (pith). Peel and section the orange and remove all seeds. Chop orange pulp in the bowl of a food processor or blender until fine. Reserve with the zest.

Cream sugar and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until very well combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in pumpkin, reserved chopped orange and zest, orange juice, and grated ginger.

Whisk flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Stir into the wet batter until almost all is moistened, but do not overwork. Fold in dried cranberries and pecans. Turn into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool in the pan, on a wire rack, for 15 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool completely on the wire rack before wrapping.

Paleo Pumpkin Roll

The recipe below is courtesy of AmyMyersMD.com. It’s not Vegan, but it’s Paleo and gluten-free.

Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin powder
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Frosting Ingredients:


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Line your 18吉 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

3. Combine pumpkin, coconut oil, and coconut milk into a bowl and mix well.

4. Add in the remaining cake ingredients, minus the gelatin powder, and mix thoroughly.

5. Sprinkle the gelatin powder thinly over the wet ingredients and stir in quickly to avoid clumping.

6. Let the mixture rest for about 15 minutes to let the coconut flour absorb and activate the gelatin.

7. Place the dough on the lined baking sheet, and then spread thinly across the parchment paper.

8. Bake for about 18 minutes.

9. Remove the cake from the oven, and let the cake begin to cool.

10. After a few minutes, place the cake in the refrigerator to finish cooling for about 30 to 60 minutes.

11. While the cake is cooling, combine your frosting ingredients into a bowl and mix completely.

12. After the cake has cooled, remove it from the fridge, and spread a layer of frosting.

13. You can either serve flat, or roll with a clean, powder sugar covered towel.


Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice in large bowl. Set aside.

Beat pumpkin, brown sugar, molasses and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with water, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour into greased 12-cup Bundt pan.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

Gingerbread Roll Recipe

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a 15吆-inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Grease and flour the parchment paper. The parchment paper will let you easily remove the cake from the pan after it is removed from the oven.

Separate the egg whites and yolks. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks until they are thick and creamy, 2-3 minutes. Beat in the molasses, honey, and melted butter.

In another bowl, beat the egg whites with a mixer until soft peaks form. Slowly pour in the sugar and continue beating until firm peaks have formed.

Gently stir the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.

Stir the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices into the egg mixture, slowly stirring until just blended.

Spread the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for about 10-11 minutes, or until the top of the cake springs back when you push on it with your finger.

How to make Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle:

First, bake the gingerbread and set it aside to cool. Next you’ll make some instant vanilla pudding and then add pumpkin pie filling, brown sugar and cinnamon to it.

To assemble the layers in the trifle dish, you’ll crumble half of the gingerbread into the bottom of the bowl. Then you’ll add half of your pumpkin pie filling as your next layer- then half of the whipped topping. Layer each of those one more time, and then put some crumbled gingersnaps on top. That’s it!

Gingerbread Cake Roll with Maple Cream Filling

A moist gingerbread cake rolled around sweet maple cream filling– a perfect Christmas treat!

Over a year ago I made gingerbread cookies with a maple cream filling for Halloween. I’ve had so many requests for those cookies that I decided to use those flavors again in a cake form. If you’re turning your nose up at the ginger/ maple flavor combination you simply MUST try one of these two recipes. The flavors together are wonderful! Cake rolls are really very easy to make. If you’ve never made one click here to get some photos of my technique with a pumpkin cake roll.


  • 1 1/4c. flour
  • 1 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 1 T. ground ginger
  • 1 T. ground cinnamon
  • 1 t. ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. warm water
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. molasses
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/3 c. butter (melted)
  • 1 t. maple flavoring
  • 1/2c. white chocolate chips (melted)
  • 1-2 T. water to get spreadable consistency.
  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 10吋 inch jellyroll pan with waxed paper and spray lightly with non-stick spray.
  • Blend together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
  • Beat together egg and warm water in a large bowl, then whisk in white sugar, and molasses.
  • Fold in the blended dry ingredients until smooth, then pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes (until the cake springs back to the touch).
  • Remove from oven and immediately -with wax paper on- roll gingerbread cake up from short end of pan to short end of pan (you will probably burn your fingers a little- I usually do!) Roll this up in a clean towel to hold it tightly together.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • While roll is chilling, make filling:
  • Add powdered sugar, melted butter, melted chips and maple flavoring together and blend.
  • Add a little bit of water to make filling into a spreadable consistency.
  • After one hour, remove roll and unroll it carefully.
  • Spread filling over top of opened roll and then re-roll this up *removing the wax paper as you roll*
  • Place this back in the refrigerator for about 4-6 hours minimum.
  • Drizzle with a little powdered sugar glaze or sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into slices to serve.

My thoughts: YUM. I can’t wait to make this again- its really fun to put together and to serve. It’s such a unique and memorable dessert. If you want something that will stand out on the dessert table this Christmas, this is it! ENJOY.

Want to try this in cookie form? I made these with Halloween Linzer cookie cutters, but they would be really fun with Christmas ones! Click on the photo and you’ll be taken to the recipe….enjoy!

Enjoy these Christmas gingerbread recipes.

For the full recipe and instructions, please follow the link below each image.

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Let’s talk Gingerbread Soufflé. And how incredibly delightful it is with a pouring of warm Butterscotch Sauce.

A soft fluffy cake made with molasses and pumpkin spice, served with a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of creamy butterscotch.

If you haven’t tried your hand at baking a soufflé, I suggest you grab a few ramekins or mugs and try this recipe. Your gingerbread loving tastebuds will thank you!

From: twocupsflour.com

2. Delicious Gingerbread Loaf

This is the perfect breakfast for those cold mornings.

A warm slice of it + a huge mug of steaming coffee leisurely enjoyed is my definition of breakfast goals.

Add to the mix a bit of snow outside and oh my gosh it can’t get any more winter wonderland that that.

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3. Soft Glazed Gingerbread Bars

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Then try these quick and easy, soft gingerbread bars.

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4. Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

This Favorite Gingerbread Spiced Hot Chocolate recipe will leave you with an amazingly delicious holiday drink!

There’s no coffee involved so your kids can enjoy it too. Plus it’s ready in less than 10 minutes!

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5. Gingerbread Cake

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6. Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

I made WAY too much frosting for one loaf – not that I’m complaining!

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7. Pumpkin Gingerbread

Perfect for the holidays, richly flavored pumpkin gingerbread made with pumpkin purée, flour, butter, ginger, molasses, brown sugar, and lots of spices.

From: simplyrecipes.com

8. Healthier Gingerbread Muffins

Why make cookies when you can make healthier gingerbread muffins?

These muffins are tender and go wonderfully with a warm cup of coffee.

From: littlespicejar.com

9. Gingerbread Cake Roll

Gingerbread becomes something special when filled with a homemade Almond Pastry Cream!

What do you serve when making a layered cake isn’t special enough and you want to knock the socks off your guests? A CAKE ROLL of course!

From: ladybehindthecurtain.com

10. Gingerbread Biscotti

Perfect with coffee by the fireplace on a chilly morning!

From: ifyougiveablondeakitchen.com

11. Deliciously Easy Gingerbread Fudge

Made using condensed milk and white chocolate, this Easy Gingerbread Fudge is filled with aromatic spices. Think of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, along with a good dollop of molasses.

Just like your favorite gingerbread cookie!

From: sweetestmenu.com

12. Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Chewy, perfectly spiced Gingerbread Bars meet sweet, luscious Cream Cheese Frosting. And it is a match meant to be!

These are one of the best holiday bars! And once you try them you’ll want to make them every Christmas season!

Hmm, my list of cookies I need to make every year just keeps getting longer and longer!

From: cookingclassy.com

13. Best, Ever Traditional Soft Gingerbread Cookies

They’re thick with a subtle molasses flavor and will make your house smell just like Christmas morning when you bake them.

From: tastesoflizzyt.com

14. Gingerbread Cupcakes

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Moist and flavorful, these homemade cupcakes are the perfect treat during the holidays!

From: sallysbakingaddiction.com

15. Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Gingerbread crinkle cookies are a must-try during the holidays.

They are chewy, full of ginger flavor and coated in sugar with exposed cookie cracks.

From: ifyougiveablondeakitchen.com

16. Homemade Gingerbread Latte

If you’re a gingerbread addict like me, I’ve got a treat for you today.

You can make your own gingerbread lattes right at home and they are surprisingly easy to make too!

From: eat-drink-love.com

17. The Best Gingerbread Cookie Sticks

Hands down, this is my favorite Gingerbread Cookie recipe of all time.

I love my new way of serving it. Cut into cookie sticks and topped with candy or white chocolate.

From: crazyforcrust.com

18. Eggnog Cheesecakes With Gingerbread Cookie Crust

If you’re looking for a tasty dessert recipe that will knock your socks off.

These mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust are simple to make and are filled to the brim with holiday flavor.

From: iwashyoudry.com

19. Cranberry Gingerbread Muffins

These Cranberry Gingerbread Muffins bake up soft and moist. With juicy cranberries sprinkled in and a cozy gingerbread flavor, it’s a winner!

From: pumpkinnspice.com

20. Bourbon Gingerbread Cheesecake

This cheesecake is delish!

It definitely has that gingerbread flavor, but it’s nothing over-powering or in-your-face.

From: bethcakes.com

21. Gingerbread Cookie Dough Peanut Butter

Soft gingerbread and molasses cookies are some of my favorites, even preferred to chocolate chip.

And I have a major thing for peanut butter. And cookie dough. This is all of that, in one.

From: averiecooks.com

22. Gingerbread Pudding Cheesecake

This Gingerbread Pudding Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce and Biscoff Cookie Crust is so delicious and a great treat for everyone!

From: pintsizedbaker.com

23. Sugar-free Gingerbread Martinis

Get into the holiday spirit with a delicious low carb gingerbread cocktail.

This is made with new stevia simple syrup for a sugar-free indulgence!

From: alldayidreamaboutfood.com

24. Ginger Icebox Cupcakes

Are you looking for a simple holiday dessert that will still impress your guests? Then this will not disappoint.

You can practically make these in your sleep. They are that easy and everyone loves them.

From: twopeasandtheirpod.com

25. Gingerbread Caramel Gooey Bars

These Gingerbread Caramel Gooey Bars might just be my favorite bars to date.

They are so chewy and flavorful, it’s hard to stop eating them.

And with all the brown sugar, molasses and sweetened condensed milk in them, they stay soft for no less than a week.

From: lifeloveandsugar.com

26. Gingerbread Buckeyes

Gingerbread Buckeyes combine traditional creamy buckeye filling with crunchy gingerbread cookies.

Which, I don’t need to tell you, makes for an irresistibly delicious holiday treat!

These insanely easy bites will be a favorite on your dessert table!

From: lemontreedwelling.com

27. Gingerbread Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

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28. Pumpkin Quinoa Gingerbread

Tired of plain old pumpkin bread? Then try this Pumpkin Quinoa Gingerbread!

It has all the yumminess of pumpkin bread and gingerbread combined. But it also has quinoa added in to make it more moist and healthy!

From: yummyhealthyeasy.com

29. Iced Gingerbread Cookies

Soft gingerbread cookies with a touch of molasses.

Filled with the wonderful flavors of ground ginger and cloves covered in a brown sugar molasses icing and gingerbread men sprinkles.

From: atreatsaffair.com

30. Gingerbread Magic Cake Bars Recipe

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Since we’re almost into gingerbread season, I thought that this would be a great addition to the list.

From: foodnessgracious.com

31. Gingerbread 7-Layer Bars

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Topped with different flavors and textures, everything marries together to make one helluva bar.

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32. Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce is the ideal breakfast for the hurried holiday hostess (or any weekend you’re feeling lazy), because it can be prepped entirely in advance.

33. White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookie

These White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies are the best ginger cookies around!

They’ll quickly become a new favorite holiday cookie!

34. Nutella Stuffed Gingerbread Cookies

Soft, spicy gingerbread cookies stuffed full of Nutella.

I could go on, but really I don’t feel like I need too. GINGERBREAD AND NUTELLA. I mean come on.

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35. Gingerbread Cookie Bark

The cookie is incredibly soft, which is a perfect compliment to the hardened chocolate on top.

Beyond tasting great and being super cute, this recipe is also incredibly simple to make. And it’s a lot of fun to make with the kids too!

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Gingerbread roll cake

I remember watching mom rolling up, using a damp tea towel, the pan-sheet cake she just took out of the oven. We were too small and could not understand where she had hidden the filling since we only saw her rolling the cake in the towel. It was magic. Just like Santa Claus sneaking in the house through the key-hole. Yes, that’s how Santa comes in Romania since most people live in apartment complex and there’s no chimney.

My mom was a master at roll cakes. She’d wait patiently for it to get cold and most probably for us to get out of the tiny kitchen and fill it with the sweetened heavy cream. She’d surprise everyone with a slice of the most delicious cake roll, once Christmas dinner was over. Sometimes she would make it again on New Year’s Eve.

Molasses was one of the ingredients I got to taste once I came to US. My mom used to make the cake with honey.

This time I made the cake using a quarter of a cup molasses and another quarter of honey. I wanted to keep the dark gingerbread color but without a strong molasses taste so I replaced half of it with honey. If you prefer, you can use only molasses or if you’re looking for a light-colored cake you can use just honey.

I loved the addition of the spices, just for a little winter kick, complementing deliciously with the light airy heavy cream. The cake is best served the next day (or after a couple of hours), allowing the flavors from the gingerbread roll to infuse the cream and also the moisture of the cream is sucked into the moist sponge-like cake making it irresistible with every bite.

Moist gingerbread cake filled with spiced creamy filling. A delicious twist on the traditional Christmas gingerbread cake.

Recipe Summary

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup butter
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • ¾ cup buttermilk (or sour milk)*
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 recipe Caramel Sauce, recipe below (optional)
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)
  • Chopped pecans (optional)

In a large bowl combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the 3/4 cup pecans. Press 1-1/4 cups of the crumb mixture into bottom of an ungreased 2-quart square baking dish. To remaining crumb mixture, add buttermilk, molasses, pumpkin, egg, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt mix well. Pour over crumb mixture in baking dish. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 50 minutes or until center tests done. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm with Caramel Sauce, if desired. Top with ice cream and additional pecans, if desired. Makes 9 servings.

To make sour milk, place 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 3/4 cup total liquid stir. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.

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