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This Pumpkin Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Filling, is our family’s favorite Fall dessert, and will soon be your family’s too!

This Pumpkin Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Filling, is our family's favorite Fall dessert, and will soon be your family's too! Get the recipe from A Good Life Farm.

I have been making this recipe for many, many years. I originally posted it forever ago, back when I blogged as MrsMamaHen (if you can remember back that far to the “blogspot” days!)

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Here’s what I love about this cake. It LOOKS fancy and hard to make, but it really isn’t.

To Make Pumpkin Roll Cake You will Need:

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • cloves
  • salt
  • eggs
  • granulated sugar
  • solid-packed canned pumpkin
  • pecans
  • powdered sugar
  • cream cheese, room temperature
  • unsalted butter, room temperature
  • vanilla extract
  • mixing bowls
  • tea towel
  • jelly roll/bar pan
  • parchment paper
  • mixer
  • offset spatula
This Pumpkin Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Filling, is our family's favorite Fall dessert, and will soon be your family's too! Get the recipe from A Good Life Farm.

How to Roll a Cake Roll without it Cracking

People are often intimidated by rolled cakes, but my tip is to roll the warm cake up in a tea towel that is dusted with powdered sugar.

As the cake cools, it will take on the rolled shape. This will make it easier to roll it up once it is filled. A warm cake is more pliable than a cool cake.

Pumpkin Cake Roll

To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Grease a 10x15x1 inch bar pan (jelly roll pan.) Line it with parchment paper and grease the parchment paper as well. Set it aside for now.

In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Set it aside.

In your mixing bowl, beat eggs, pumpkin and sugar until smooth.

Add in the dry mixture and stir to combine. Be sure to scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula to get everything well combined.

Spread the batter evenly in the pan. Using an offset spatula is very handy for this.

Bake for 15-16 minutes or until the cake springs back when it is touched in the center.

When the cake is almost done baking, lay a tea towel (linen, non-fuzzy) on your counter or table. Generously dust it with powdered sugar.

When the cake is done baking, carefully turn it out onto the dusted towel. Remove the parchment paper and discard it.

Carefully, starting at one end of the cake, roll the cake and towel together until you have completely rolled it up. Place the roll on a cooling rack and let it cook completely.

When the cake is cooled, prepare the filling.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until they are fluffy. 

Add in the powdered sugar and mix to combine. 

Stir in the vanilla extract.

Carefully unroll the cake. Don’t force it completely flat if it is stubborn. You just need it all the way open.

Spread the cream cheese filling all over the cake, edge to edge.

Sprinkle finely chopped pecans all over the filling.

Gently roll the cake back up, this time leaving the towel behind.

Transfer the cake roll to a platter, placing it seam side down.

This Pumpkin Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Filling, is our family's favorite Fall dessert, and will soon be your family's too! Get the recipe from A Good Life Farm.

Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours to set up.

To serve, cut it into slices with a sharp knife.

Enjoy!

This Pumpkin Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Filling, is our family's favorite Fall dessert, and will soon be your family's too! Get the recipe from A Good Life Farm.

This is great for your family or for company. Take it to a holiday potluck this year and impress everyone into thinking you’re a pro baker. No one will be the wiser.

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This Pumpkin Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Filling, is our family's favorite Fall dessert, and will soon be your family's too! Get the recipe from A Good Life Farm.

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Pumpkin Roll Cake

Constance Smith – A Good Life Farm
This Pumpkin Roll Cake with Cream Cheese Filling, is our family’s favorite Fall dessert, and will soon be your family’s too!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Additional Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Cakes
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 298 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Cake

  • 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2/3 c solid-packed canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 c very finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c powdered sugar, for dusting & rolling

For the Filling

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 Tb unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 c powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease a 10x15x1 inch bar pan (jelly roll pan.) Line it with parchment paper and grease the parchment paper as well. Set it aside for now.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Set it aside.
  • In your mixing bowl, beat the eggs, pumpkin and sugar until smooth.
  • Add in the dry mixture and stir to combine. Be sure to scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula to get everything well combined.
  • Spread the batter evenly in the pan. Using an offset spatula is very handy for this.
  • Bake for 15-16 minutes or until the cake springs back when it is touched in the center.
  • When the cake is almost done baking, lay a tea towel (linen, non-fuzzy) on your counter or table. Generously dust it with powdered sugar.
  • When the cake is done baking, carefully turn it out onto the dusted towel. Remove the parchment paper and discard it.
  • Carefully, starting at one end of the cake, roll the cake and towel together until you have completely rolled it up. Place the roll on a cooling rack and let it cook completely.
  • When the cake is cooled, prepare the filling.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until they are fluffy. 
  • Add in the powdered sugar and mix to combine. 
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Carefully unroll the cake. Don’t force it completely flat if it is stubborn. You just need it all the way open.
  • Spread the cream cheese filling all over the cake, edge to edge.
  • Sprinkle the finely chopped pecans all over the filling.
  • Gently roll the cake back up, this time leaving the towel behind.
  • Transfer the cake roll to a platter, placing it seam side down.
  • Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours to set up.
  • To serve, cut it into slices with a sharp knife.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 201mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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