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Thanksgiving Dessert: Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Updated on November 30, 2012

Pumpkin Roll - Step By Step Instructions

Every year I look forward for the Autumn. The leaves change colors and create an abstract all around. The air is cooling off from those long summer days. It is time to harvest the crops and start canning and preparing for winter. And the flavor of the season is Pumpkin. Every year I make Pumpkin Rolls for the family and this year will be no different.

[*Picture taken by Ravyn/Krystal Dark*]

What You Will Need. - The Ingredients

For a great Pumpkin Roll you will need the following:

For the cake

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin

For cream filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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    • Ravyn/Krystal Dark
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The Wet Mix and The Dry Mix - And the combination

You will first need a small bowl for the dry mix and a medium/large bowl for the egg and combo mix.

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in the small bowl.
  2. Beat the eggs and granulated sugar in the medium/large bowl until it has thickened.
  3. Beat the pumpkin into the egg mixture until compleatly blended.
  4. Stir in flour mixture.

This turns out better if you mix the egg and dry seperate and then add them together after the eggs have been beatened.

[*Pictures Taken by Ravyn/Krystal Dark*]

The Pre-Roll and the Cream Cheese Filling

For this part you will need a 10x15 jelly roll pan/cookie sheet, a rubber spatula,parchment paper, a hand mixer and a clean mixing bowl.

  1. Grease the jelly roll pan (I use spray on PAM). Line the pan with parchment paper, then grease(PAM) and flour the paper.
  2. Spread the pumpkin cake mixture evenly in the pan. Add walnuts at this point if you would like. (I decided not to)
  3. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees(Farenheit) for 13 to 15 minutes or until the cake is springy.

While the cake is baking, make the filling by beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.Prepare the towel by laying it flat and sprinkling powdered sugar all over it.When the cake is done, flip it upside-down onto the towel. Peel away and roll the cake and the towel together.Let the cake cool in the fridge for 15 minutes

[*Pictures taken by Ravyn/Krystal Dark*]

The Finished Product - The final steps

For the finish you will need an angled or rubber spatula and plastic wrap.

  1. Carefully unroll the cake.
  2. Spread the cream filling thoroughly

Reroll the cake (without the towel) tightly and carefully.Store in the fridge for at least an hour but longer is betterServe sliced and sprinkled with powdered sugarEnjoy!

[*Pictures taken by Ravyn/Krystal Dark*]

How did your's turn out? Tell me about it! I would love to know.

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 

      6 years ago from Johanesburg

      Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      This looks delicious, I'll have to give it a whirl; thanks for sharing.

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      10 years ago

      Wow! Your lens is fantastic! I really like it so I gave you 5*. Keep up the god work!..

      Please try to stop by my lens. I would really much appreciate if you could rate mine too!

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      10 years ago

      Love the pumpkin roll have given a High 5 stars *****

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      10 years ago

      This looks wonderful! I am adding this lens to my Thanksgiving Directory.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      10 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Great lens. I love the pictures with the instructions. We used to have a neighbor who would give us one of these every year. Unfortunately, she moved. It is delicious.

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      10 years ago

      Wow... this looks yummy! Welcome to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.

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      10 years ago from Massachusetts

      This looks incredible. I haven't had this in a long time! Great work.

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      Lexi LM 

      10 years ago

      Yum! The pics make this so appealing!

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      Yvonne L B 

      10 years ago from Covington, LA

      I love pumpkin desserts and this looks extra tasty. Great job on the lens and with your own photos, too, fantastic.

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      10 years ago

      YUM!!!! You make me hungry - I'll have to give this a try this year. I enjoyed your lens.

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      10 years ago

      Hmmm... pumpkin and creme cheese together, 'nough said! *****


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