Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling


I’ve never made a jelly roll of any kind before. There’s a learning curve that needs to be…learned.

I saw this recipe on Jamie’s site. Have you been there before? If you haven’t, you really should. She has some fantastic recipes waiting for you to try. She posted this a few days ago. I made it the next morning. It was deeelish. Really really tasty. Like I said, I’ve never made any sort of jelly roll in the past. I don’t have an official jelly roll pan or anything. I used a rimmed cookie sheet, worked fine. The day after I made it (and ate most of it), she posted a “Tips and Tricks” for the pumpkin roll. Yeah, that would have been helpful if I read it first. Oh well, learned some good tricks, easy enough to do without them though.

I would highly recommend adding this to your Thanksgiving dessert table. I am. It doesn’t take much time, it does take a little effort, but it’s really not that hard to do, I promise.



Makes 10 servings

For the Cake

1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree

For the Filling

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup powdered sugar (optional)

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan (or rimmed baking sheet) with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Allow the parchment paper to spill over the sides for easy lifting. Set pan aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat eggs, vanilla and sugar until thick. Add in pumpkin and mix to combine. Stir in flour mixture.

Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Give the pan a good tap on the counter to release any bubbles and to help even out the batter.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. The best tip to do here is to sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar, lay a clean tea towel over the cake, then top with the cooling rack. Flip the rack, towel and baking sheet over. Remove baking sheet. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool (seam side down) completely on wire rack.

Time to make the filling. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, cinnamon, butter and vanilla extract until smooth. Carefully unroll cake; remove towel.

Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Don’t go too thick (like I did), and leave a little room at the edges so it doesn’t ooze out (like mine did). Reroll cake.

Tightly wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour.


Store prepared Pumpkin Roll in refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also wrap tightly in a layer of plastic wrap and then foil and store in freezer for up to one month. Remove frozen Pumpkin Roll to room temperature one hour before serving.


Check out the Tips and Tricks section for some great, well…tips and tricks.

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10 Response to Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

November 20, 2011 at 7:02 AM

I love jelly roll! My Mom makes an amazing double chocolate one - I've never attempted but this pumpkin beauty is worth trying.

November 20, 2011 at 12:49 PM

The candy cane straw is so cute.
I'll have to try that pumpkin roll recipe. Looks delicious.

November 20, 2011 at 5:48 PM

I've always, always loved the look of a jelly roll. The only thing that could make a jelly roll look or sound better? Pumpkin!

November 21, 2011 at 9:15 AM

This is such a perfect dessert....
I love jelly rolls, this baby looks perfect for fall table....
I am so trying it soon.

November 28, 2011 at 9:33 PM

What a beautiful roulade! I love it when there's a good amount of filling. That's the best part! This will always be one of my favorite holiday desserts.

November 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Oh, my -- my mouth is watering...

November 29, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Ooough... That cream cheese filling is just waiting to be licked!

November 30, 2011 at 5:25 AM


December 8, 2011 at 7:34 PM

This sounds amazing & I love your beautiful photos! I know pumpkin season is a little ways behind us, but I still plan on breaking a few rules and trying this recipe out in December anyway! =)

December 17, 2011 at 3:25 AM

This looks divine! I see that pumpkin pie is a big deal in the US, being from OZ the only pumpkin sweet we have are pumpkin scones. That all about to change because I am loving the pumpkin roll, I am going to make it for Christmas!

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