Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll
Prep 20 mins Cook 5 mins Bake 375°F 12 mins Chill 20 mins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Filling and Frosting
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Make It


1. Heat oven to 375 degrees . Coat a 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line pan with wax paper; coat paper with spray.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt.

3. In a large bowl or in a stand mixer, whip eggs at medium speed until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. On high speed, beat in granulated sugar 1 tbsp at a time until thick and lemon-colored, about 5 to 7 minutes. On low, beat in pumpkin puree. Fold in flour mixture in 2 batches. Spread evenly in prepared pan.

4. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, until cake springs back slightly when pressed. Meanwhile, sift 1/4 cup of the confectioners' sugar over a clean kitchen towel. When cake is done, loosen edges and immediately invert onto prepared towel. Remove pan and wax paper. Sift remaining 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar over cake. From a short end, roll up cake with towel, jelly roll fashion. Cool completely on a wire rack for at least an hour.


5. In a small saucepan, whisk pumpkin puree, egg yolk and 3 tbsp of the granulated sugar. Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently (mixture should reach 160 degrees ). Transfer to a medium bowl. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

6. Once cake is cool, gently unroll. Whip 1/4 cup of the heavy cream with 1 tbsp of the remaining granulated sugar to stiff peaks. Fold into filling and spread over cake. Re-roll without towel.


7. Whip remaining 1 1/4 cups cream with remaining 2 tbsp sugar to stiff peaks. Spread over cake roll. Dust with a little pumpkin pie spice, if desired. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 271, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 128, sat. fat (g): 8, carb. (g): 35, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 135, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.