Jackie's Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll Description

Have you ever had a pumpkin roll? If not, you’re in for a real treat.  A pumpkin flavored jelly roll, is perfect for your sweet tooth.

This recipe has been a family tradition at Thanksgiving, as long as I can remember!

Contributed by: Jackie D. in Rochester, N.Y.

Number of Servings: Eight to ten.


Cake Ingredients: 
2/3 cupCanned Pumpkin
1 cupSugar
3/4 cupFlour
1 teaspoonLemon Juice
1 teaspoonBaking Powder
2 teaspoonCinnamon
1 teaspoonGround Ginger
1/2 teaspoonNutmeg
1/3 teaspoon(or less)Salt
1 tablespoonPowdered Sugar
Filling Ingredients: 
6 ouncesCream Cheese
1cupPowdered Sugar
4 tablespoonsMargarine or Butter
2/3 teaspoonVanilla Extract
SprinklePowdered Sugar

Pumpkin Roll Recipe Directions:

For Cake:

  1. Beat eggs on high for four to five minutes, while gradually adding the sugar.
  2. Stir in at medium or low speed pumpkin, and lemon juice.
  3. Mix together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and spices.
  4. Fold dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 375 ° F.
  6. Spread cake mix into a 15x10x1 jelly roll pan.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and loosen edges with spatula.
  9. Sprinkle powdered sugar onto a cheesecloth and turn cake onto the cheesecloth.
  10. Roll warm cake, starting at narrow end into a roll with the cheesecloth.
  11. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Filling Preparation:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Unroll cake and remove cheesecloth.
  3. Spread filling onto the cake.
  4. Re-roll the cake.
  5. Chill for several hours or overnight.

Serving Tips and Suggestions:

  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar prior to serving.
  • Ad a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  • Try a drizzle of chocolate syrup for a change of pace.

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