I have never tried the (in)famous(?) pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks.
This thing is such a celebrity that you can now only use three letters to describe this beverage: PSL. There are recipes flying around the web so that you can re-create the PSL in your very own kitchen. I mean, the PSL even has its own twitter. I'm impressed and/or concerned.
Since I haven't had the joy of trying out this PSL masterpiece, and since normally I'm too eager to drink coffee that I can't imagine spending more than the necessary 30 seconds it takes my espresso to run extra alongée, I turned this creation into a pumpkin roll.
This vegan pumpkin roll was born in 2013, and now it's one of the biggest hits on BAKECETERA.
It's delicious and fairly simple to whip up.
And now, ... drumroll please ..., I've thrown in some chocolate-coffee frosting, and topped it with a chocolate espresso glaze. Please welcome the vegan pumpkin spice latte roll, with a touch of chocolate.
This is going to be a very lazy post, because technically, despite the revelation that is this creation, nothing is too new!
The pumpkin roll recipe is found here, the only difference is that I substituted hot, freshly brewed espresso in for the boiling water in the recipe.
(PS: I may have run out of confectioner's sugar... so my glaze is a bit thin... if you have the proper amount called for in the doughnut recipe, then your glaze will be thicker.)
I feel like I've done a lot of recycling here, but I promise, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts in this case... you won't be disappointed!
The glaze sinks into the pumpkin roll, making it even more delicious than usual. The coffee and chocolate don't overpower the pumpkin punch, but only highlight the delicious flavour. The cinnamon and nutmeg are so subtle, but really add a nice touch to the dessert.
Honestly, I rarely (as in never) use this phrase, but: I can't even. That's how delicious this pumpkin roll is.
Head on over to the original recipe for the full tutorial on how to make this cake!
I am fairly mortified about the quality of the photos, but I blame Paris for not believing in the idea of sunshine or natural light! And anyway, it's the taste that matters, amiright?!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends out there!