Classic Pumpkin Roll #PumpkinWeek

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Before making roll cakes, I used to hesitate. I’d read the recipe over and over again, pull out every single ingredient to make sure I had it in front of me, and then sit directly in front of the oven waiting for the cake to cook so I could take it out and roll it up as quickly as possible before it cooled down. The entire time I’d be anxiously drumming my fingers, expecting the cake not to turn out.
And then there was one day where I had a ton of things going on, but I had a roll cake recipe I wanted to try. I whipped up the cake batter, popped it in the oven and went back to another recipe I was making. I took it out of the oven and sat it on the counter while I found the towel to roll it up in and quickly rolled it up because the timer was going off for another recipe. There was no anxiety, no stress and the recipe turned out great. I’ve never had an issue with a roll cake again.
The moral of the story here is that if you think a recipe is going to be difficult and stressful, pretend that it’s not. My best roll cakes are the ones I made when going about the rest of my day and not waiting on the cake. If I can conquer a roll cake, so can you!

Classic Pumpkin Roll

The classic spongy pumpkin roll cake with a sweetened cream cheese frosting.

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking


For the Cake:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Eggland’s Best large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Frosting:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp, butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 15×10 jelly roll pan with parchment paper, leaving about an inch of overhang on the ends so you can easily remove the cake. Spray the parchment with non-stick baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until thick. Then whisk in the pumpkin puree and vanilla.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and fold over with a silicone spatula until fully combined and no clumps of flour remain.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan and tap it on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cake is set in the center and springs back when pressed.
  6. Place the baking sheet on a heat-safe area and using the parchment overhang, lift the cake off the pan. Holding the ends of the parchment carefully roll up the cake in the parchment from one of the shorter ends. Place the rolled cake on a wire rack and let cool to room temperature.
  7. While the cake is cooling, prepare the cream cheese frosting. Add the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium speed until smooth.
  8. Once the cake has cooled completely, carefully unroll it and spread the cream cheese mixture down the center of the cake. Use a silicone spatula to spread the mixture towards the edges, leaving about an inch on one end to catch the excess frosting.
  9. Carefully re-roll the cake, pulling back the parchment paper and allowing it to rest on the frosting-sealed end.
  10. Wrap the cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before slicing and serving.


I use Baker’s Joy baking spray on my parchment paper.

Keywords: pumpkin roll cake, cream cheese frosting, cake, baking, pumpkin

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Can I fill you in on a little secret? The ends of my roll cakes always turn out ugly. If this happens to you, simply slice them off and hide them away to eat later. Then the cake you present to others will be from the middle and have more of a rolled look to it.
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Here are today’s #PumpkinWeek recipes:


Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Cold Brew Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte from The Nifty Foodie
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Apple Cider from The Crumby Kitchen
The Great Pumpkin Cocktail from Culinary Adventures with Camilla


Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce from House of Nash Eats
Creamy Pumpkin Risotto from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Harvest Pumpkin Soup from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin & Sausage Pizza from Hardly A Goddess
Pumpkin Carbonara from The Redhead Baker
Pumpkin Chili from The Chef Next Door
Savory Pumpkin Gnocchi from Platter Talk
Pumpkin Quiche from Jonesin’ For Taste
Stuffed Pumpkin from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Taiwanese Pumpkin Rice Noodles from Caroline’s Cooking

Baked Goods & Desserts:

Chai Frosted Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies from Who Needs A Cape?
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Skillet Cookie from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin Pecan Pie Dump Cake from For the Love of Food
Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Classic Pumpkin Roll from Cookaholic Wife
Glazed Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones from Family Around the Table
Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes from Tip Garden
Make-Ahead Pumpkin-Chai Egg Bites from Wholistic Woman
No Bake Pumpkin Cookies from Seduction In The Kitchen
Pumpkin Cake Pops from The Beard and The Baker
Pumpkin Cheesecake Ebelskiver from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Pumpkin Cookie Bars from Eat Move Make
Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Pumpkin Noodle Kugel from The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups from It Bakes Me Happy
Pumpkin Pie Pull Apart Muffins from Daily Dish Recipes
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from The Mandatory Mooch
Pumpkin Spice Latte Whoopie Pies from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes from April Golightly
Pumpkin Spice Popovers from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Angel Food Cake from Love and Confections
Simple Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes from Cooking with Carlee

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