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Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

User Rating 4.5 out of 5
39 Reviews
39 out of 39 users would make it again
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December 06, 2012 By natashason
super delicious,, although I did it twice, the second time was great. It didn't crack. the beating of the eggs is very important!
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This dessert was the hit of the day.November 23, 2012 By AndreaLFU
My son-in-law asked for pumpkin roll for the Thanksgiving dessert table. This was the recipe I selected and it was a huge hit. It was fairly easy to make although the rolling is kind of tricky. If you're careful and go slowly, it will roll without a crack or a break. Do cut off the edges with a sharp knife. Those crispy bits might impede the roll up. I sliced it and carried it to the party on a covered tray...very dramatic and pretty.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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November 11, 2012 By gmcdonough
Been making this for years. I don't have problems with cracks, it may be that I do not line the pan...I spray with cooking/baking spray.
23 of 25 people found this review helpful.
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rolling issuesNovember 02, 2012 By Cookinpapa
One word @&&$%# I,ve made 2 of these today. I have never made a pumpkin roll before. First one turned out pretty good cracks small one maybe 2, Second on OMG looked like it was hit with a broad sword. Is there a video on how to make this so it presentable to company?>
12 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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September 22, 2012 By Justina.D
Just made this the other day and didn't have the cracking problem. I made sure before I rolled it in the towel I added more powder sugar sprinkled on top. when I made the final roll it didn't crack. Just a hint for everyone.
43 of 44 people found this review helpful.
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answer to pumpkin rollSeptember 20, 2012 By caj382
I have been making pumpkin roll for some time now, When it comes out of the overn, let it cool for 5 min. put the fill on,then roll it up and put in frezzer. i dont use a towl ,it looks really good ,and taste out of this world
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EVERONE LOVES THEM.December 20, 2011 By LAAP
I have been making this for years. I am still having trouble with it cracking.I am using tea towells with no nap. I have read others have same problem..Someone please help us!! It taste really good but not pretty.I have tried beating eggs more. still cracks.When i unroll it .Towells are pretty wet from sweating??????
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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Love it but one problemNovember 24, 2011 By motownmom25
Love this recipe but when rolling the cake it breaks up as I am rolling up. What am I doing wrong? Cake still tastes great but it looks rough lol. Any suggestions would be appreciated Thank You!
10 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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mmmmm goodNovember 21, 2011 By Bmajac
I have been making this same recipe for 10 yrs now, and it is ALWAYS a hit..At Thanksgiving time I am asked to make about 6..and everyone loves them. I do and I don't really care for pumpkin pie, but this...words can not explain the taste, texture or the yumminess this is..make it, you will not regret it, and it will be a hit..
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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It was a hit at my Thanksgiving Dinner!November 11, 2011 By kathleenlila
I didn't think this recipe would turn out like it did, I thought it would break when I tried to roll it up but it didn't. It tasted awesome!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Pumpkin Roll - towel tipOctober 28, 2011 By DianeNorcross
Excellent recipe. I agree to increase the spices. Please remember to use a cotton dish towel that is not the 'nubby' kind. Mine is thin and has a 'woven' look to it and I keep it aside just for baking, and store it with my parchment paper and cheese cloth. Wrapped with foil, these freeze very well. Enjoy
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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Absolutely Scrumptous Pumpkin RollSeptember 21, 2011 By angiecooks
I think last fall I made more than a dozen of these. This is one of the best desserts I've ever made. And there isn't a time I haven't gotten an absolute rave over this. It tastes a little better with real pumpkin, but don't worry if you don't have the real thing. For those of you new to this recipe, it is a real treat. I can't say enough good things about this recipe. This is one time I can say going off your diet is worth it.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Love this !!!November 25, 2010 By missie25524
I changed it up a little. I use self rising flour, its easier and i can leave out the baking powder & salt. I double the ginger. It brings out the flavor. Also lay out aluminum foil & sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes for easy clean up. Let the bread only cool enough to touch it. about 3-5 min. cut edges off and lift out of pan. spread filling & Roll. It rolls much easier when the bread is warm. I sprinkle with lots of powdered sugar & wrap in wax paper. Taping the edges & put in refrigerator. That way everyone who comes gets to take one home easily... also to answer someones question it uses 100% pure pumpkin. not pumpkin pie mix. Hope this helps somebody....Enjoy
29 of 29 people found this review helpful.
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Great Dessert for the Holiday!!November 21, 2010 By TheQueenAMC
This was sooo good I made it last year for Thanksgiving and my family loved it! I did add a lot more lemon juice then it called for I love tart deserts. My family said I better make it every year it went fast so this year i will make two!! <3
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Great recipeNovember 15, 2010 By jessmhayes
This recipe is a great recipe. I would make it again. To answer some of the questions out there about jelly roll pans. Jelly roll pans are nothing more than a cookie sheet with sides. I would suggest that you get a baking stone. Pampered Chef sells one that they call the rectangular baker I think. After it is well seasoned, nothing will ever stick to it and you don't have to use any grease. You won't need to line it with waxed paper either but ony after it is well seasoned.
18 of 19 people found this review helpful.
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My husband said it's the BEST thing I've made :POctober 27, 2010 By montrosemama
Motowngirrl, pumpkin pie filling includes the spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. and sugar. Pumpkin is just pumpkin. This is fabulous and easy, great for parties.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Low Fat versionOctober 16, 2010 By ldbristow
I made one regular ( your version) and then one lower fat/lower sugar version. ( every little bit helps, right?) Both looked and tasted wonderfully delicious! I substituted: 3 eggs for 2 egg whites and 1 egg w/yoke in cake portion 1 cup sugar for 1 cup Splenda Sugar blend in cake portion 4 tbsp butter for 4 tbsp lowfat butter spread in icing 8 oz Cream Cheese for 8 oz 1/3 fat Cream Cheese in icing
10 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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questionOctober 15, 2010 By motowngirrl
i have a question about one of the ingredients. i have ate this before but never made it. the recipe calls for pumpkin but is that pumpkin pie filling?
13 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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How many people does this feed??September 12, 2010 By twixies4
I think I'm gonna make this for a party this weekend but I was wondering how many people does this feeds. Please can someone help me??
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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Pumpkin RollJanuary 04, 2010 By regradmom
I make this every year. My kids won't let me rest until I do. They love it with the cream cheese frosting, but I love it with vanilla bean ice cream, so I make a frosting one (or two or more) and I make one (or two or more) with vanilla bean ice cream for me and a couple of my friends. To use ice cream, just barely soften ice cream and spread it on roll (about 1/4 inch thick) and then roll up and freeze. Fabulous!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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the best roll everDecember 14, 2009 By crazylady2049
I have been making this for yrs and it is the best tasting and easiest dessert ever to make. Just follow the directions and add whatever optionals you want such as nuts etc. Makes a great dessert, wonderful as gifts, and yes i also make them and sell them for the holidays... Try this recipe you will not regret it. crazylady2049
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Mmmm!December 02, 2009 By jadehorton
Tonya, a jelly roll pan is a cookie sheet with sides. This is great! A very tasty alternative to pumpkin pie.
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Help Dumb Question--please helpNovember 25, 2009 By subone38
Dumb question alert!! What is a Jelly Roll pan? and can you make this using a cookie sheet instead.. I will say my first and only attempt at making this turned out awful.. It said about rolling it in a towel so I did but after it said to unroll it and us the creamcheese fill I did but then the recie I had said to roll it back up again with the towel.. So I did welll ummmm there I was with a roll and a towel in the middle for the life of me could not figure out how to cut it with a towel in it..SOOOO glad this one said remove towel.. LMAO.. Okay ,Okay I was much youger so i was not so smart..lol... anyway can i use a cookie sheet or does it need to be a jelly roll pan and what is that? i guess i am still learning :) :) thank you tonya
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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WOWNovember 17, 2009 By Marie28570
I make this pumpkin roll every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I call my relatives and ask if their coming to dinner and many of the first questions I get is am I making my pumpkin roll...lol...not only is it a very easy dessert to make but it's absolutely delicious.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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roll cakeFebruary 13, 2009 By rockey77
can i use a box cake. i would like to make a fudge cake with cream cheese and also a lemon cake roll with lemon filling.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pumkind roll with cream cheese!December 24, 2008 By tlwatkins723
This is a awesome recipe! I have made them for Thanksgiving and Christmas for the past 3 years and everyone request them now! the only thing I do different than this recipe is instead of adding all the spices I just use pumpkin pie mix, it has all the spices and instead of using plan flower and adding the baking soda and stuff i use self rise flower and it all works the same..I like the more quick way of using things...lol.. but it is a great recipe!
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December 23, 2008 By andaplinez
great recipe, great explaination. came out perfect. everyone loved it
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BEST DESSERT EVER!!!November 23, 2008 By cindiandrusty
This is one of the best tasting desserts for the holidays. Easy to prepare and a great looking dessert that looks like you took aday to prepare it.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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October 31, 2008 By 123lgc
My mother gave me this recipe many years ago and after having moved and down-sizing and all, it must have been in one of our garage sales. Thank you so much for having available at such a perfect time of the year! It's an awesome recipe. Laurie C
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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The ORIGINAL Pumpkin Roll!December 31, 2007 By ieatpuddin
As near as I can tell, this tastes exactly like the first Pumpkin Roll I ever ate! Before all the ""improvements"" and whatnot (I prefer mine WITHOUT nuts). Very easy. Made one as a ""test run"" for Thanksgiving. First one I ever made and people went crazy over it (and so did I)!!! I made five for Christmas and gave some as presents - one person thinks I should sell them!! LOL Personally, I have better luck using a silver-colored pan (as opposed to the darker ones) and generous amounts of grease instead of lining pans with parchment, aluminum foil or wax paper. Very easy and very tasty!!!
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December 24, 2007 By kjcooper87
This is a great and very simple recipe...my only tip would be before you roll in into the towel, make sure you sprinkle LOTS of powdered sugar onto the towel...mine go stuck to in when I tried to roll it back up without the towel. Maybe I did something wrong, I'm not sure, but that's the only problem I had with it, and this was my first time making a pumpkin roll!!! =]
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WOWNovember 26, 2007 By tryagain1965
A friend of mine made pumpkin rolls about 10 years ago. After moving away I always thought about the pumpkin rolls every holiday season and wished I could have just one more slice. After looking through several recipes this one looked the closest to what I thought she made. You need to know that I don't cook much and never bake. It was so simple! I made one for Thanksgiving my family loved it, gave one to a friend his family loved it and took 1 to work. It was so good 6 people have asked for the recipe realizing that if I could make it anyone can.
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A Really good easy recipeNovember 20, 2007 By ladykelien
My family loves this. It isn't hard to make you just have to remember that a jelly roll pan is often misnamed cookie sheet and that it will be a thin cake like batter you pour on the pan. Other than that there is nothing hard about this recipe. Do exactly what it says and it will turn out great every time.
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Adjustments to recipe neededNovember 20, 2007 By susanyw
I have made pumpkin roll a number of times in the past but not for a while. I lost my recipe and came to this site for the recipe. It looked the same so I made it. I realized as I was preparing this recipe that my previous recipe had a few improved steps. One is to only let the cake cool briefly so that it's still warm when turning it out. Second, be sure the towel is linen, not terry. It mustn't have a nap. I make it slightly damp as well. Next, add ground walnuts to the confectioners sugar, because this gives the finished cake a coating of sugar and nuts. Handle the cake with care and gently peel off waxed paper; you'll be glad you greased the pan well. I don't remember what side of the cake I left up in the past but decided to go with the papered side tonight. I also choose to roll the cake up right away, again while still somewhat warm. You may want to try these additions. If the nuts don't stick to the cake, try sprinkling them onto the cream cheese filling before rolling the cake up. It's not as pretty, but it tastes good.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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Pumkin roll is the bestNovember 19, 2007 By babymomma172008
We make this Every year for thanksgiving and christmas. Everyone in our whole family would want their own and when we do make pumpkin roll there's no left overs.
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Pumpkin Roll FillingNovember 15, 2007 By Rue07
Excellent recipe for filling. It held up extremely well, and froze nicely. This will be a favorite to make.
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WONDERFUL!October 31, 2007 By mistigger33
This is a great recipe! I had never made a pumpkin roll, but this was fabulous! Everyone just raves about it!
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Delicious, But Not For The Amateur BakerOctober 27, 2007 By bmpvp
Very delicious recipe, but not for the amateur baker- if you don't have a lot of experience baking you will most likely find this recipe a challenge!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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BEST EVEROctober 26, 2007 By MsTCBnWV
ONE OF THE BEST PUMPKIN ROLL RECIPES THAT I HAVE EVER TRIED. EVERYONE LOVES IT!
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