Pumpkin Cake Roll

  This was my #1 favorite Pumpkin Dessert when I was a kid.  I have been wanting to make it for 11 years now, but was just too scared.

  The roll up part seemed to tricky!!!!!  However, since I have conquered my fear of yeast packets, I figured I could handle rolling up a cake.  And I DID!  With my Mommy’s help of course.  🙂

(I had her stop by after work to assist me, but it was super simple, way easier than I thought!)

  Just make sure to work quickly, once the cake cools, it cracks, so it should already be rolled by that point.

Pumpkin Cake Roll

{click title to print}

Pumpkin Cake Roll



  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ⅔ cups Pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • ¾ cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
  • ½ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoons Cloves
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans {optional}


  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 6 ounces, weight Softened Cream Cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar (for Sprinkling)

Preparation Instructions

Beat 3 eggs for 5 minutes, then add sugar, pumpkin, and lemon juice. Add in dry ingredients, flour through salt and beat until combined.  Stir in nuts if using.
Prepare a 15x10x1 inch pan with wax paper. Scrape cake batter into pan and spread evenly. Bake at 375 F for 15 minutes.
While this bakes, shake powdered sugar over a tea towel.
Make filling by combining all ingredients and whipping until smooth. Everything needs to be ready before the cake comes out!
Pull cake from the oven and let cool no more than 5 minutes before flipping it over on to your powdered sugar tea towel. Working the short way, roll up cake roll with the towel. Cool another 5 minutes and while cake is still warm, unroll, spread with filling evenly and all the way to the edges. Quickly re roll again or it will crack. Wrap with saran wrap and cool in fridge until serving. Sprinkle with more powdered sugar before serving.

Enjoy! I know I sure did, 3 pieces. 

That was a true confession right there….
Tee hee!  🙂

Hugs, T