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Pumpkin Cake Roll

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Pumpkin Roll With Cream Cheese Filling

Photo: Diana Rattray
This pumpkin cake roll is filled with cream cheese filling and sprinkled with chopped pecans. Always a favorite with holiday guests!

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • confectioners' sugar
  • .
  • Filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • milk or cream as needed


In a mixing bowl beat eggs on high speed of electric mixer; gradually beat in sugar, beating until light and lemon colored. Stir in the pumpkin and lemon juice.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. Fold flour mixture into the pumpkin batter. Spread in a generously greased and floured 10x15-inch jelly roll pan. Top with the chopped pecans. Bake in a preheated 375° oven for 15 minutes, or until cake bounces back when touched lightly with finger. Turn cake out onto a clean dish towel which has been generously sprinkled with powdered sugar. Starting at narrow end, roll towel and cake up together; cool. Unroll.

Combine the 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, butter, and vanilla; beat until smooth, adding milk or cream if mixture is too stiff. Spread over the cooled cake and roll up. Chill. Makes 10 to 15 servings, depending on thickness of slices. This pumpkin cake roll freezes well.

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 5 out of 5
to die for, Member morochita

What a delightful dessert. I don't particular care for pumpkin but I make an exception this time. It is divine.

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