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Pumpkin Roll

You'll love this moist and tender pumpkin cake roll full of fall spices filled with cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 213kcal

Equipment

  • 10x15 jelly roll pan
  • Thin kitchen towel
  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Filling:

  • 1 package 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 6 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F and line a 10”x15” jelly roll sheet with parchment paper. Cut the paper so it has an extra inch on the sides, you’ll use this excess paper to pull the cake out of the pan after baking.
  • Sift the flour, salt, spices, baking powder, and soda into a medium bowl then whisk together and set aside.
  • Combine eggs, vanilla, and granulated sugar in a large bowl then whisk or beat until lighter in color and smooth.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and mix until smooth.
  • Pour the dry mixture into the wet then fold in until just combined.
  • Transfer the batter into your prepared baking sheet and use a spatula or offset spatula to smooth out. The batter will be quite thin after it’s smoothed out but that’s as it should be. Bake for 13-15 minutes at 375F. The cake is done when the center springs back when pressed lightly.
  • While the cake bakes prepare your thin kitchen towel by dusting it with powdered sugar. When the cake is done lift it out of the pan and invert onto the sugared cloth.
  • Peel back the parchment paper and roll tightly then place the rolled cake on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Make the cream cheese frosting by creaming the butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment or large bowl if using a hand mixer. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar then beat until fluffy, smooth, and light in color.
  • Unroll the cake on your counter then spread the frosting leaving about half an inch unfrosted on the two long sides as well as the short side that will be on the outside after rolling.
  • Roll the cake back up then wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour so the frosting can set up. Once the cake is chilled you can dust with powdered sugar and cut with a sharp serrated knife.

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Notes

  • Measure your flour correctly! Adding too much flour to the recipe is the most common mistake. The best, and easiest way to measure flour is by using a scale. If you don't have one then fluff your flour with a spoon, sprinkle it into your measuring cup, and use a knife to level it off.
  • Work quickly once your cake is out of the oven. The longer you leave it to sit the harder it will be to roll it.
  • Don't worry about the edges looking perfect, you'll trim the log before serving and snack on those delicious end pieces.
  • You can lay some strips of parchment paper over the cake before dusting with powdered sugar to create a pattern.
  • This is a great make ahead dessert! Store in the refrigerator for up to three days or in the freezer for three months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 2353IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg