The flavor is very subtle, just a slight earthy undertone, and the tiny dash of spice is perceivable only to the nose. For plain bread, just use water in place of the pumpkin puree, and follow the steps the same way.
I made this cake roll one Thanksgiving as a tasty change of pace from traditional pumpkin pie. The moist spice cake and creamy filling have made this dessert a family favorite for many functions. --Iva Combs, Medford, Oregon