Fall Recipe Exchange: Pumpkin Roll

As promised… here is my recipe for My Friend Amy’s recipe Exchange.  Pop on over to her blog and add yours to her linky as well as check out all the other wonderful recipes that have been linked.  YUM!

Pumpkin Roll


This is one I usually make around Christmas time and then deliver to neighbors and friends.  I wrap the finished product in wax paper, then cover it with colored saran wrap and use crafting twine to add a home made gift tag and tie it with a bow.


3/4 cup of flour

1/2 teaspoon each of baking soda and baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 large eggs

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup of canned pumpkin

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet with sides and line ir with waxed paper. Put a light cooking spray on the wax paper and sprinkle a little powdered sugar on the paper as well.  Sprinkle towel with powdered sugar.

Mix the  flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon,nutmeg, and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and sugar in a separate large bowl. When well mixed, add in the pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread into pan.

Bake about 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Take pumpkin roll out of pan right away by turning it on to a flour sack towel that is covered with a light layer of powdered sugar.  Carefully peel off wax paper. Roll up pumpkin roll  and towel together, then let cool.


8 ounces of cream cheese

1/4 cup of powdered sugar

6 Tablespoons of butter (softened)

1 teaspoon of vanilla

BEAT cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll the pumpkin roll and remove the towel. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the pumpkin roll. Roll it up again . Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

*  Once refrigerated, you can freeze these as well.  They keep for 60 days and thaw quickly for company, dinners, etc…  This recipe makes one but I have tripled this recipe to make three at a time and that has worked out well.

20 Comments on “Fall Recipe Exchange: Pumpkin Roll

  1. Oh my gosh, I’ve actually had that before and thought it was delicious! I’m so glad to have the recipe. Thanks!

  2. Looks simple enough that even I could make it! ha!
    Thank you for the recipe — it sounds yummy!

  3. This is similar to bouche de noel-my spelling is attrocious tonight. I love this dessert -are you coming to BEA in LA? Say Yes -we can go on a long bike ride together- and stay up all night reading books-seriously are you coming to LA?

    • I want to come to BEA really bad! I am planning on it… in LA? I thought it was in New York. Are there two?

  4. I’m not a huge pumpkin fan. But I do love the pumpkin roll! I’m excited to have a recipe to try now!!

    • Hi Stephanie, I love the pumpkin roll too and I will pass on pie every time…. I think it is the cream cheese filling LOL. It is like kryptonite to me. 🙂

    • Good morning Cindy! I need to buzz over to your blog and see what you are conquering now! You are such an inspiration! 🙂

  5. Having seen neighbours take baked goods to each other on several different American shows, I always wondered if that did happen – obviously it does. A custom I would love to see happen here in the UK.

    • Good morning pettywitter, I am not sure if that is the norm around other areas – or even in my home town (the taking of baked good to neighbors). Where I live is the same home I grew up in. I have been on this property since I was three, left a few years from 18-29, came back after mom passed away because I did not have the heart to sell it. The people who’s homes are int his area, are all the ones who I grew up with. No one has moved. All of them are older, most of them I grew up with their kids. This is why I usually send a little something their way for Christmas. I have been very blessed to have great neighbors. (My aunt lives three houses from me!) 🙂

  6. It looks delicous! I’ve been seeing some great fall recipes at several blogs now! Did you hear that Libby’s said the canned pumpkin shortage is over, shelves will be stocked soon? One of those things I missed, I didn’t even realize there was a shortage! Have a great day! Rainy here, must be warmer than they thought.

  7. I’ve printed out this recipe; it looks wonderful! We just celebrated out Thanksgiving here, in Canada, but I’m sure I’ll find an occasion for it. Thanks!

  8. I just copied down this recipe and am going to make it today to take to a party tonight! I’ll let you know how it turns out. 🙂

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