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Pumpkin Roll

by Laura


Today, I am sharing a classic pumpkin recipe. It’s a pumpkin roll.  The recipe happens to come from a friend of mine.  She even gave a class once to a bunch of us ladies on how to make it.  She makes these pumpkin rolls each year to give as gifts to friends and neighbors for Christmas. 

I did ask her if she has ever has frozen the pumpkin roll.  She said she had not, but others who have been the recipient of these yummy rolls have and said they work fine in the freezer.

Don’t let the lovely look of this dessert fool you.  It may look fancy, but is really easy to make as long as you have the right equipment.  You will need a 10×15 inch cookie sheet, parchment paper, and a light, cotton kitchen towel like a flour sack towel. This is what I use.  As long as you have those items, this is simple. 

The cake is a yummy sponge-like cake consistency. Since it is really thin, it only takes 12-15 minutes to cook. Then it gets filled with a delicious cream cheese filling.  The filling is made from cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar, and a little butter. This is a recipe that will become one that you just have to make every year. Pumpkin and cream cheese – you can’t go wrong.

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Pumpkin Roll


  • Author: Laura

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 8 oz of cream cheese, softened (reduced fat work fine)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened

Instructions

  1. Mix together all ingredients.
  2. Cover a 10×15 inch cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper, wider and longer than the cookie sheet.
  3. Pour batter onto parchment paper and spread evenly, making sure to get into the corners of the cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes (less if the edges start to get really dark – it should look like cake and feel spongy to the touch).
  5. Next, turn onto a towel that has been generously covered with powdered sugar.  Allow to cool for a couple of minutes and remove the parchment paper.
  6. Roll the cake up, jelly roll style, in the towel starting with the short end.  Allow to cool for ten minutes.  (This helps the cake to keep the roll form.  If you did this when it was cooled the cake would crack and not keep the nice form)
  7. While cake cools mix filling ingredients.
  8. Mix filling ingredients with a mixer until smooth.
  9. Unroll cake from towel and spread with filling
  10. Re-roll with out the towel, wrap in foil and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours.
  11. Cut into slices and serve.
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This is the original photo from when this recipe was first post in December 2009.

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28 comments

Doris November 23, 2015 - 5:44 am

Well I wrote it done now i’m going to the kitchen and bake away. Thank again for the recipe.

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Doris November 23, 2015 - 5:44 am

Well I wrote it done now i’m going to the kitchen and bake away. Thank again for the recipe.

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Doris November 23, 2015 - 5:08 am

I want to print this but there’s no print button so I guess i’ll write it down. I like printing better to keep in my folder with all my other recipes.

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Doris November 23, 2015 - 5:08 am

I want to print this but there’s no print button so I guess i’ll write it down. I like printing better to keep in my folder with all my other recipes.

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Angeline October 30, 2015 - 6:47 pm

WHERE IS THE PRINT BUTTON???????

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Angeline October 30, 2015 - 6:47 pm

WHERE IS THE PRINT BUTTON???????

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Laura November 20, 2010 - 12:54 pm

Since several people have had issues with the vanilla in the filling, I have changed the recipe to 1 Tbsp.

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Laura November 20, 2010 - 12:54 pm

Since several people have had issues with the vanilla in the filling, I have changed the recipe to 1 Tbsp.

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Laura November 17, 2010 - 10:48 am

Sorry the 2 Tbsp vanilla isn’t a typo. Not sure what happened.

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Laura November 17, 2010 - 10:48 am

Sorry the 2 Tbsp vanilla isn’t a typo. Not sure what happened.

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lindsay November 17, 2010 - 10:10 am

2 tablespoons vanilla in the frosting has to be a typo. i used that amount and my filling was quite disasterous. i ended up throwing the whole thing away.

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Kristi November 20, 2010 - 12:18 pm

I used the 2 T too and it was horrible. I threw mine away too.

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lindsay November 17, 2010 - 10:10 am

2 tablespoons vanilla in the frosting has to be a typo. i used that amount and my filling was quite disasterous. i ended up throwing the whole thing away.

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Kristi November 20, 2010 - 12:18 pm

I used the 2 T too and it was horrible. I threw mine away too.

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Stefani October 6, 2010 - 2:52 pm

This was so yummy. The nice thing is you can totally do more with it. You can make a chocolate bread and fill it with cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream and then freeze. Or really any kind of bread and ice cream mix. its an awesome dessert!

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Stefani October 6, 2010 - 2:52 pm

This was so yummy. The nice thing is you can totally do more with it. You can make a chocolate bread and fill it with cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream and then freeze. Or really any kind of bread and ice cream mix. its an awesome dessert!

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Amanda D December 13, 2009 - 9:52 am

I’m going to have to try this. It looks and sounds SO good!

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Amanda D December 13, 2009 - 9:52 am

I’m going to have to try this. It looks and sounds SO good!

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Ninette December 12, 2009 - 2:25 pm

Wow, this looks so good, with coffee especially!

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Ninette December 12, 2009 - 2:25 pm

Wow, this looks so good, with coffee especially!

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