Pumpkin Cake Roll Recipe

By Maria Lichty

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Every fall I make pumpkin rolls. They are always a hit and so easy to do. I usually make a couple at a time and keep them in the freezer. You can pull them out for a party, dinner, or a sweet treat! The cake is moist and the cream cheese filling is delicious, plus the spirals look cool! Give this recipe a go! I am sure it will be a fall favorite.

Pumpkin Cake Roll

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3 eggs
1 cup sugar

2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp lemon juice
¾ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsps cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt

1 cup powder
ed sugar
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
4 T butter
½ tsp vanilla

Beat eggs and sugar together. Add pumpkin and lemon juice and mix together. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. Fold into pumpkin mixture.

Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray. Spread pumpkin mixture evenly in pan. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes. Turn out immediately onto a clean dishtowel that has been sprinkled with powdered sugar. Remove the parchment paper. Sprinkle more powdered sugar on top of cake. Start at one end, carefully rolling towel and cake together. Cool on countertop or in fridge.

Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, cream cheese, and butter, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Gently unroll cake, remove the towel. Spread filling evenly over cake. Roll back up! Cover with foil and put in fridge or freezer. Best when made a day ahead.

**I always freeze them and pull them out when needed, they freeze beautifully!**

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Maria those Pumpkin rolls look so cute and delish!

    Wow thats a great couch, looks comfy and lots of room. I have some new black leather couches arriving at the end of the month, can’t wait!!


  2. I haven’t been too successful with jellyroll type things, I usually end up having to coat the outside in whipped cream to hide the flaws…
    Anything with cream cheese frosting is pretty awesome though…

  3. That pumpkin roll looks delish! I’ve never made a roll before…I think I need to try this! I’m so loving pumpkin right now!

  4. Oh this looks so good – i have never made pumpkin roll before.

    Love your couch, I could just melt into this with a good cookook in hand to read 🙂

    Rosie x

  5. Those are beautiful! Definitely pocketing this recipe to make for a fall family party. Thanks for sharing these!

  6. These are one of our favorite desserts for Thanksgiving. My son loves to help roll them up and slice them. We love to give them to friends for the holidays, too. But oh my goodness, I’ve not tried freezing them! You are so smart!

  7. Maria, These look absolutely scrumptious! I’ve never had them before but I love anything pumpkin and I love that you can make them ahead of time and then, freeze them. So many delicious recipes to try, so little time!!

  8. I can’t believe I’ve never made a pumpkin roll! My family (and everyone I know) LOVES them. This is totally gonna happen this holiday season!

  9. HI 🙂 This recipe sounds delicious! Is there something to substitute for the lemon? I’m allergic to lemon so can’t have it. Would it taste okay if the lemon was left out? Would love your opinion. Thanks so much!

  10. this is one of the best things i have ever eaten! i made it last week and i think it will be the hit of the season! please do yourself a favor and go make this right now!

  11. Hello!
    I have never made a roll cake before and was wondering what size jelly roll pan to use? These look delicious!! Pumpkin rolls are my family’s favorite come fall time but the ingredients in the store bought ones are awful!! So happy I found this recipe and I can’t wait to try it!!

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