November 29, 2010

Recipe of the Week -- Pumpkin Roll

Hi! I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Did you score some great shopping deals?

This week's recipe is probably my most requested recipe. I make it often during the holiday season and it's my go to recipe when I have to take a dessert to a potluck.

Back many years ago when I was just a newlywed, I was at a church potluck and sampled this wonderful dessert. It was love at first bite! Unfortunately I couldn't find the baker of this delightful dish so I came home and searched online for a recipe. (This was nearly 12 years ago so the internet wasn't as nice and easy to use back then).

I did finally find one that was close and with a little tweaking this pumpkin roll was born.

Pumpkin Roll

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup flour

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese
4 tbls. butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Also needed:
Wax paper
clean linen towel (NOT terry cloth)
powdered sugar

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Beat in remaining cake ingredients.
  2. Grease a 10x15" jelly roll pan. Line pan with wax paper, then grease and lightly flour the paper.
  3. Pour batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350* for 15 minutes.
  4. While cake is baking, sprinkle powdered sugar over the towel using a sieve or sifter.
  5. Turn hot cake onto the towel. Remove wax paper. Trim off burnt or crusty edges.
  6. Sprinkle more powdered sugar over the hot cake and quickly roll up cake (long edge to long edge) with towel.
  7. Let cake cool completely. About 30 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, prepare filling by beating together all ingredients until smooth.
  9. Carefully unroll cake and spread with filling.
  10. Roll up cake with filling inside. Slice when ready to serve.
Stand back and enjoy!!

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  1. Looks so yummy! I LOVE anything pumpkin!!
    Have a great week!

  2. Hi! I linked over from Blessed With Grace. Your picture caught my eye and I just had to come see. They look wonderful! Putting it on my to do list :)

  3. I am adding this to my holiday baking repertoire this year. It looks just wonderful!

  4. Your pumpkin roll looks PERFECT! I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks:)

  5. yummy!

    i'm you newest follower from the chickadee blog hop.

    i'd love for you to come by my blog and follow back! :)

  6. This looks so good, and is perfectly executed. What a lovely dessert.

  7. This is my absolute favorite Thanksgiving dessert as I dislike pumpkin pie! :)

    Have a great day!

  8. Hi, I am following you from Follow Me Back Tuesday! I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

  9. Your pumpkin roll looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing and have a good week.

  10. This looks so yummy! I really want to try it!

  11. Gotta love the pumpkin roll! Yours looks great. Visiting from What's Cooking Wednesday.

  12. This looks so wonderful - need to make a pumpkin roll!

  13. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it. I have to go buy wax paper right now!


  14. These look great! I've always wanted to try making this but never did!

  15. I've ALWAYS wanted to make a Pumpkin ROLL
    but I must admit they have always intimidated me just a little bit.


  16. I love, love, love pumpkin rolls! I have never tried to make one before but I really should!

  17. This has been on my list to do for weeks. It scares me for whatever reason. I'm home with a sick kid today and happen to have all the ingredients on hand. Today may just be the day to tackle the pumpkin roll!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  18. This looks so yummy. My sister in law and I were just discussing how we love pumpkin rolls, but have never made them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    I'd love it if you came and linked up your recipe at my all holiday recipe link party:

  19. How do you make the little heart in the middle? Was that on purpose? I totally love it!

  20. I featured this recipe on my blog today. Thanks so much for linking it up to the Holiday Recipe Link Party.

  21. Looks like perfection!! This is on my to do list to convert to gluten free!
    Wanted to invite you to share this recipe at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays! (as it is quite theme fitting!)

    Happy Sunday :)



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