Pumpkin Roll Goodness

One thing I love about Fall is it puts me in a baking kind of mood. I have never dabbled much in the way of baking with pumpkin but I am learning VERY quickly I have been missing out by not embracing this ingredient sooner! So I am now on a pumpkin kick. When I started looking at recipes for making a pumpkin roll the one thing that kept troubling me was the part where everyone said to roll the cake up straight out of the oven. You can’t roll cake!!!! That is crazy talk!!! So with a very skeptical attitude, I developed a recipe that had the “common” ingredients of most of them out there and I set to work…….

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

I combined the ingredients for the cake and put it in what everyone out there calls a jelly roll pan. Frankly it is just a cookie sheet with edges in my opinion. Make sure you grease and flower the pan so your thin cake will come out easier. Bake at 375 for about 12 minutes. Once the cake is done, I put powdered sugar on the cake (just brushed a little all over) placed a kitchen towel on top and flipped the pan over. The cake should release (tap if you have to) and fall onto the towel. Now why did I put powder sugar on the towel? So the cake wouldn’t stick to it. I then brushed powdered sugar on the other side and began to roll……

And you know what? It worked!! Shut the front door!!! I set the rolled cake/towel to the side to cool while I whipped up the filling.ย 


1 cup powdered sugar
8 ounces (1 box) cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoonsย butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla

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Slowly I unrolled the cake….. certain it would break….. but it didn’t. I spread the filling over the cake and this time without the towel, rolled it back up. It worked….. no broken cake….. I was impressed. I then put the pumpkin roll in the freezer to set up a bit. Once it was firm enough to cut, I sliced the roll. I sliced the whole roll and place extra pieces between wax paper in a freezer bag, and returned them to the freezer for future use.

I presented my family with my latest attempt in the kitchen and it was meet with thumbs up all around. Okay, the littlest country kid doesn’t know how to do thumbs up yet, but from his constant begging for more, I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt, he too loved it!!! So what are you waiting for? Go roll some cake and impress your family and friends!!!

68 thoughts on “Pumpkin Roll Goodness

  1. It really does look amazing. I'm the same way – as soon as fall comes around, all I want to do is bake – with pumpkin, apples, and spices. Love this recipe. Thanks for posting it on the Backyard Farming Connection blog hop.

  2. Well first of all HI I'm your latest follower. Nice to meet you. Mmmm this sounds scrumptious! So I can either bring the milk or the coffee what would you like (I'm already wearing my napkin ~snicker~). mmmmm

  3. Yumm-o! This is one of my favorite fall desserts! I will have to try that towel trick, though, mine don't end up looking too fabulous!

  4. I love baking with pumpkin, I make all type of baked goodies with it. The first time I saw a pumpkin roll was on a holiday special on the Food Network. Paula Dean made it, and I raced to the computer to get the recipe. Pinning this to my dessert board.

  5. I shouldn't be looking at this while hungry! It looks amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/11/try-new-recipe-tuesday-november-5.html Also, I am asking for your support. On the post this week, I mention that I was nominated for 2 blog awards. The links are on the post. I would much appreciate your support/vote. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. The towel is an awesome tip! I have yet to make a roll cake. Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
    Cathy @ย http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

  7. Your recipe looks fabulous. Would be honored if you would stop by and share at Foodie Fridays this week. The party starts on Thursday 9 pm EST. Hope to see you there. (coming from Table for Seven)

  8. Lately I'm in the "swiss-roll" madness
    Never tried pumpkin roll and seeing yours – I know I'll be making one shortly
    Looks FANTASTIC !!!

    1. I had never done swiss rolls before this. I was always so scared the cake would snap…. but then I found out what a snap they are to make!

  9. Oh, yum. It's pumpkin season!! I found your recipe over at the Tuesdayโ€™s With a Twist link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. Iโ€™m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link http://bit.ly/1uDtK5s. Have a wonderful day!

  10. Mindie, on my…this is one of my all-time favorite desserts!! So yummy! Thanks for sharing the great tutorial. The hardest part for me is always the rolling! Love the towel.

  11. This looks delicious! Thank you for linking up with us at Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday last week! I am featuring you this week and would love if you would stop by and link up more yummy recipes!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

  12. I need to give this a go. :)) Pinning it!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday last week! You are very much appreciated! Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight at 8pm CST.

    Have a great week!!

  13. Love Pumpkin!!! Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there!

  14. I love pumpkin rolls and they are easy and fun to make. I really like your quote, "It's not the amount…" That is so true and inspiring!

  15. Oh my goodness! This looks SO good. And, it was one of the most viewed posts from last week's Try a New Recipe Tuesday. Congratulations! Be sure to stop by and see your feature! It will go live shortly. Can't wait to see what you'll share this week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Loving the towel hint! I'm always scared to break the cake when rolling, and now I'll have another way to try. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us – you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds as most popular! I'm looking forward to checking out your recipe this week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Oh My Heart what a wonderful dessert, would be perfect for my next luncheon, the guys would enjoy this. "Pinned"
    Thanks for sharing on #OMHGFF this week!
    Have a great weekend!

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