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Pumpkin Roll

This classic pumpkin roll is so delicious and easy to make, with a light and moist pumpkin cake swirled up with cream cheese frosting. It's a perfect fall dessert! 
Servings: 12 slices


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Cream Cheese Frosting Filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


For the pumpkin cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a 10x15 in pan (jelly roll pan) with parchment paper that hangs about 1 inch over the sides. Spray with nonstick spray. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat your eggs, sugar, pumpkin and vanilla extract until smooth. 
  • In a separate bowl mix together your flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. 
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture slowly while stirring. 
  • Pour the mixture onto the parchment in the prepared pan. Spread evenly over the top. 
  • Bake for 14-18 minutes until the cake springs back when you touch it. 
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for just a couple minutes. Remove the cake from the pan with the parchment paper. 
  • Roll the cake roll up in the parchment paper, with the parchment paper still on the bottom. Roll it short end to short end. Allow to cool completely. 

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. 
  • Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat until totally smooth.
  • Unroll the cake roll and spread the cream cheese frosting over the top of the cake roll. Leave about 1/4 inch on the edges so the filling doesn't spill out when you roll it up. 
  • Roll the pumpkin roll back up, removing the parchment paper this time (it's okay if a few crumbs stick to the parchment) 
  • Wrap the cake roll up in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving. 
  • Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar when you're ready to serve.