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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll

Author: Gwen Adams

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll Recipe

This twist on the familiar chocolate and cream roll or jelly roll is particularly apropos at Thanksgiving, when pumpkin plays a starring role at the table.

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14 servings
Nutrition information


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  • 3/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or a mixture of cloves, ginger, and allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin purée


  • 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease and line a standard 10" x 15" or 9 1/2" x 14" jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
  2. To make the cake: In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar until thick, fluffy, and light in color. Beat in the pumpkin.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.
  5. Bake the cake for 14 to 16 minutes, until the top springs back when lightly touched. Remove the cake from the oven, and allow it to cool in the pan for 2 minutes.
  6. Loosen the edges with a knife or spatula. Lightly spray a second piece of parchment with non-stick vegetable oil spray and invert the cake onto the prepared second piece of parchment.
  7. Using the two pieces of parchment, roll the cake up from the short end. Allow it to cool completely, wrapped in the parchment.
  8. To make the filling: Mix the cream cheese and butter until well combined.
  9. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
  10. To assemble the cake: Carefully unroll the cake and spread it with the filling.
  11. Re-roll the filled cake with the filling inside, and place it seam-side down on a serving plate. Trim the ends for a clean appearance.
  12. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar right before slicing and serving. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
  13. Yield: about 14 servings.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size One 1" slice, 76g
  • Servings Per Batch 14 servings
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 231
  • Calories from Fat 104
  • Total Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 71mg
  • Sodium 190mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 23g
  • Protein 3g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.