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Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. Perfect fall dessert for gatherings and holidays. Try this delicious autumn treat.

Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting: A Fall Favorite

Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting is a dessert that embodies the essence of fall. This delightful treat features a moist pumpkin sponge cake rolled around a luscious cream cheese filling.
It’s a dessert that not only looks impressive but also tastes heavenly.


Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cooking method: Baking
Cuisine: United States
Courses: Dessert
Difficulty: intermediate
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
20 min 15 min 60 min 95 min
Servings: 10 person
Calories: 295kcal
Best season: fall

The Appeal of Pumpkin Roll

The magic of the Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting lies in its perfect balance of flavors. The pumpkin cake is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, giving it a warm, aromatic flavor that pairs beautifully with the smooth, tangy cream cheese frosting.
The combination creates a symphony of tastes that dance on your palate, making each bite a moment to savor.

A Brief History

The origin of the Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting can be traced back to traditional European cake rolls, such as the Swiss roll. These rolled cakes became popular in the 19th century and eventually found their way into American kitchens.
The pumpkin roll, in particular, has become a beloved fall dessert, especially around Thanksgiving and Halloween.

Pumpkin itself has deep roots in American history, being one of the earliest cultivated crops by Native Americans. Early settlers adopted pumpkin in their cooking, leading to classic dishes like pumpkin pie and eventually, the pumpkin roll.

Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Perfect fall dessert for gatherings and holidays.

Perfect for Fall Gatherings

Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting is ideal for any fall gathering, whether it’s a family dinner, a potluck, or a festive holiday celebration. It’s a dessert that not only satisfies the sweet tooth but also adds a touch of seasonal charm to the table.

Preparing a Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting might seem a bit daunting at first, but with a little practice, it becomes an enjoyable baking project.
The key is to roll the cake while it’s still warm to prevent cracking, and once you master this technique, you’ll find yourself making this dessert again and again.


you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, the Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting is a dessert worth trying. Its rich history, delightful flavors, and visual appeal make it a standout dish for the fall season.
So, gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy a slice of this classic autumn treat!


For the Pumpkin Roll

For the Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. Prepare the Baking Sheet

    Preheat your oven to 190°C (375°F).

  2. Line a 25×38 cm (10×15 inch) baking sheet with parchment paper, and lightly grease the paper.

  3. Make the Pumpkin Roll

    In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt.

  4. In another bowl, beat the eggs and pumpkin puree until smooth.

  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until well combined.

  6. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking sheet.

  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the cake springs back when lightly touched.

  8. Roll the Cake

    While the cake is baking, lay a clean kitchen towel on a flat surface and sprinkle it with the powdered sugar.

  9. When the cake is done, immediately loosen it from the edges of the pan and turn it out onto the prepared towel.

  10. Carefully peel off the parchment paper.

  11. Starting at one of the short ends, roll the cake and towel together into a tight spiral. Place the rolled cake on a wire rack to cool completely.

  12. Make the Cream Cheese Frosting

    In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth.

  13. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, beating until creamy.

  14. Assemble the Pumpkin Roll

    Once the cake is completely cooled, unroll it carefully.

  15. Spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the cake.

  16. Re-roll the cake (without the towel), and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap.

  17. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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