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Pumpkin Roll
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

The classic pumpkin roll. Moist pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling, dusted with powdered sugar. The perfect addition to your fall baking.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin dessert, pumpkin roll
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 292 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Pumpkin roll sponge cake
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2/3 C pumpkin
  • 3/4 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
Cream Cheese Filling
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
Sponge cake
  1. Sift flour, sugar and seasonings, and baking powder in a large bowl. Add eggs and pumpkin. Mix until combined.

  2. Pour and smooth evenly into a standard sized sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

  3. Bake at 375 degs for 12 mins.
  4. While cake is still warm and sprinkle a light layer of powder sugar over. Invert on to clean tea towel and roll up. Let cool until room temperature or in refrigerator. 

  5. When cooled spread cream cheese filling evenly over inverted cake. Gently roll cake.

  6. Place on large platter and sprinkle with powder sugar.
  7. Refrigerate and serve chilled.
  1. Cream together butter and cream cheese at room temp, add in vanilla and powder sugar. Beat all ingredients till creamy and smooth.

Recipe Notes
  1. You will want to roll the pumpkin roll while it is still warm, right after it comes out of the oven! Rolling the pumpkin cake while warm will help reduce cracks. 
  2. Turn the pumpkin roll over on a flour sack towel or tea towel. You want to use a clean (not highly fragrant) towel that doesn't have a lot of fibers that could embed into the cake. 
  3. Use powder sugar on the towel to keep the cake from sticking to it. 

standard sheet pan is 26 by 18

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Roll
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 208mg9%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 2550IU51%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.