A fall treat with a boozy twist! This tender Bourbon Caramel Pumpkin Roll is filled with caramel cream cheese that's been kissed with bourbon whiskey, then drizzled with more caramel for good measure!
Keyword pumpkin roll
Prep Time 1hour
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 1hour15minutes
Pinch sea saltoptional
Bourbon Caramel Cream Cheese
1/2cupbourbon caramel saucecooled
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 15x10x1 inch baking pan, then line with wax paper. Grease and flour the paper. Set aside.
In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat eggs on high for 4-5 minutes until a pale yellow color. Add the sugar and mix until thick and lemon-colored, about 2 minutes. Add pumpkin and lemon juice and stir until combined.
In another bowl combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg; fold into the pumpkin mixture until combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it into the corners evenly. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
Remove the cake from the oven and immediately dust it liberally with powdered sugar. Lay a linen towel on your counter, then carefully turn the cake out onto the towel. Peel off the wax paper and gently roll the cake up in the towel. Cool at least 30 minutes. Make bourbon caramel and cream cheese filling while the cake cools.
Carefully unroll the cake. Spread bourbon caramel cream cheese on the cake, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges. Re-roll the cake, then wrap it in plastic wrap and chill. When ready to serve, dust cake with powdered sugar and drizzle with more bourbon caramel sauce.
Bourbon Caramel Sauce:
Heat sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring to moisten all of the sugar. Let the sugar simmer until it begins to melt into a golden-colored liquid, stirring occasionally. Do not burn.
Once sugar is completely melted, immediately but carefully stir in the butter for 2-3 minutes until completely melted. The sauce will bubble rapidly.
Slowly and carefully drizzle in the heavy cream, continuing to stir. The mixture will once again bubble and splatter. After the cream is mixed in, allow the caramel to boil for about 1 minute, then whisk until smooth.
Remove from heat and whisk in bourbon and salt (if using). Cool to room temperature before using.
Bourbon Caramel Cream Cheese:
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, and caramel sauce until well blended. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla until fluffy.