How to Make a Pumpkin Roll

October 6, 2022
Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Hey, y’all! With it being fall – and all of the fall holidays just around the corner – I wanted to share one of my all-time favorite recipes with you. My Nanny used to make these for me and I simply could not love them more. With each bite, I remember the many fonds memories that I shared with her. That’s the beauty of food, right? It connects us. All of that to say, I hope you enjoy learning how to make a pumpkin roll. I hope you love it as much as I do!

How to Make a Pumpkin Roll

Shopping List/Ingredients:

  • all-purpose flour
  • eggs
  • pumpkin puree
  • white granulated sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • baking soda
  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • powdered sugar
Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Instructions: How to Make a Pumpkin Roll

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix eggs, pumpkin puree, white sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice; mix flour and baking soda in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture in spurts, mixing with each addition. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Line a 10×15 pan with parchment paper. Pour in the pumpkin mixture, spread evenly, and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and immediately lift the cake out of the pan with the parchment paper. Starting from the 10-inch side, gently roll the cake all the way up (using the parchment paper when rolling). Allow the cake to cool.
  4. Prepare the cream cheese filling. Beat together the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Once the cake has completely cooled, gently unroll it; spread the cream cheese filling evenly on top; roll the pumpkin cake back into a roll (this time without the parchment paper). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  5. Dust with powdered sugar, slice, serve, and enjoy!
Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Pumpkin Roll

JC Phelps
Want to make one of the best, most delicious fall treats? Try my Pumpkin Roll recipe which is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
5 from 26 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 10

Equipment

  • 10×15 pan

Ingredients
  

Pumpkin Cake

  • 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2/3 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. butter softened
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Garnishing

  • powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs, pumpkin puree, white sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice; mix flour and baking soda in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture in spurts, mixing with each addition. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Line a 10×15 pan with parchment paper. Pour in the pumpkin mixture, spread evenly, and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and immediately lift the cake out of the pan with the parchment paper. Starting from the 10-inch side, gently roll the cake all the way up (using the parchment paper when rolling). Allow the cake to cool.
  • Prepare the cream cheese filling. Beat together the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Once the cake has completely cooled, gently unroll it; spread the cream cheese filling evenly on top; roll the pumpkin cake back into a roll (this time without the parchment paper). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, slice, serve, and enjoy!
Keyword pumpkin, pumpkin roll
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Frequently Asked Questions: Pumpkin Rolls

Can you freeze a pumpkin roll?

Yes! You can freeze a pumpkin roll for 1-2 months; allow it to thaw in the refrigerator for one day prior to your desired date of slicing.

My pumpkin roll cracks. How can I stop this from happening?

If you want your pumpkin roll to stay perfectly intact, be sure to roll it immediately when out of the oven with the parchment paper. That’s the key!

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

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My best,

JC

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