Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe

I made dessert last night and it was such an Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe, I wanted to share it with you! I have made this maybe 10 times since I have been married and each time it has turned out perfectly.

I have heard friends mention that they are scared to make them and I wanted to show you how easy it was, and how pretty they are when they are done. Not to mention that they taste AMAZING!

Pumpkin Rolls

First, make the cake according to directions. Bake for the correct time and make sure to not let it get too done. Mine was a little on the brown side. But didn’t seem to affect the taste at all.

* One tip is that you HAVE to use a jelly roll pan.I just don’t think you will get the same results from a 9×13 or something with high sides. It is a thin cake, and the jelly roll pan is perfect. This is the one I have and I love it! I also use it for cookies and a ton of other things!

Pumpkin Roll Recipe 2

Once the pumpkin roll comes out of the oven, let it cool just a little and then you will take a thin tea towel and cover it with powdered sugar.

Tale a knife and run it around the cake and make sure it isn’t sticking. Then you will take the entire pan and flip it over onto the towel. I gently shake it and peek under to make sure it is loosening up and falling out in one piece onto the tea towel.

Pumpkin roll recipe 3

Now you are actually going to start slowly and roll up the cake. Weird, I know. But it works.

pumpkin roll tea towel

Once you have rolled it all the way up, you are going to let it cool just like this for about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Pumpkin roll filling

Once it is completely cool and has sat for a while, during this time make the filling. You will carefully unroll the cake.

Frost the cake, staying about 1/2 inch from the edges. Some will squeeze out when you roll it back up so you can leave a little space.

After you have frosted the layer. Roll it up again very carefully and tightly. Then you are done! Cut off the ends to make it look pretty, and keep in the fridge. You made a beautiful dessert!

Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe


  1. says

    I came over from Melt in you Mouth.
    This is a great tutorial. Also, love that you show which pan to use – this is as important as the baking part. I have one like you show, but I am going to replace my other bakeware since I like it so much.

  2. Anonymous says

    I made this pumpkin roll last night. It is wonderful and yes……very easy.
    I have wanted to make one for a long time, but was afraid I couldn’t. But, it turned out really well. Will make more!
    By the way, how do you clean that tea towel?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.