Pumpkin Cake Roll With Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Cake Roll With Cream Cheese Filling

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 45 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Yield: 1 cake
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
337 Calories
15g Fat
47g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 337
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 294mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 103mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This irresistible, top-rated, pumpkin spice–flavored cake roll is filled with a scrumptious cream cheese filling. It's among the most popular pumpkin recipes, and one taste will tell you why.

Individual slices keep well in the freezer; bring some out when friends and family stop by. This is the perfect fall or winter holiday cake.

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Ingredients

For the Pumpkin Cake:

  • Oil or shortening, for greasing pan

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan

  • Confectioners' sugar, for rolling and dusting

  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree, canned or homemade

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 5 tablespoons (2 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon pur vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

Make the Cake

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4). Grease a 10 x 15-inch jelly roll pan with oil or shortening and line it with waxed paper or parchment paper. Grease and flour the waxed paper.

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  3. Place a kitchen tea towel (not terry cloth) on the counter and sprinkle it liberally with confectioners' sugar. Set aside.

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  4. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, lightly beat the eggs. Gradually add the granulated sugar; beat until thick and light yellow in color, about 4 to 5 minutes.

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  5.  Add the pumpkin puree and lemon juice and beat on low speed until blended.

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  6. In a separate bowl, combine the 3/4 cup flour, baking powder, spices, and salt.

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  7. Fold the dry ingredients to the egg mixture.

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  8. Spread batter into the prepared jelly roll pan. If desired, sprinkle the chopped pecans over the batter.

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  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes. The cake will spring back when touched lightly with a finger. Remove the cake from the oven and immediately turn out onto the confectioners' sugar dusted tea towel.

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  10. Carefully remove the waxed or parchment paper from the cake.

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  11. Starting at the 10-inch side, roll up the warm cake, towel and all. Set aside.

    roll the pumpkin in the powdered sugar tea towel

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Make the Filling and Assemble the Cake

  1. While the cake is cooling in the towel, prepare the cream cheese filling. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy.

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  3. Gradually beat in the sifted confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Continue beating until the mixture is smooth.

    sugar and vanilla added to the butter and cream cheese mixture, hand mixer

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  4. Carefully unroll the cooled cake. Evenly spread the cream cheese filling over the cake.

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  5. Roll up the cake—without the towel—and wrap it in plastic wrap. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

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  6. When you're ready to serve the cake, dust the top with confectioners' sugar. Slice the cake into 1-inch-thick pieces. Keep leftover slices refrigerated.

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Tip

The pumpkin roll freezes well. Wrap the whole cake or individual slices in plastic wrap and then put in a heavy-duty freezer bag. Freeze for up to three months.