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Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll

Main Ingredients

  • 2/3 c 100% pumpkin from a can (not pumpkin pie filling).
    Don't increase amount of pumpkin, cake won't work.
  • 3 large or 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder and pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice
  • ¾ c flour


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened - lite is fine
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ c chopped pecans (toasted in a 350° oven for 10 minutes)


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 10" x 15" jelly roll pan with parchment paper or foil. Grease foil or paper.

2. Mix together pumpkin, eggs and sugar until well blended.

3. Add baking powder, spice and flour and mix well.

4. Pour onto lined jelly roll pan, gently spread out, it might seem as if you don't have enough batter. Bake for 15-18 minutes until well risen (but it won't be very high), springy but still soft to the touch.

5. Remove cake from oven and 'flop' cake onto parchment paper sprinkled with sugar. Carefully remove paper or foil from base of cake and roll up pumpkin roll with sugar sprinkled parchment paper caught inside.

6. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

7. Mix filling ingredients together with a beater until smooth.

8. Unroll, retain about ¼ c filling, and spread remainder of filling on cake. Re-roll. Don't worry if the cake has cracked. When you drizzle remainder of filling on top, it will hide cracks. Thin ¼ c of filling slightly with cream and drizzle on top of roll. Sprinkle with toasted pecans and refrigerate.

Alternative Filling

  • ¾ c heavy or whipping cream
  • 8 oz tub of Mascarpone cheese
  • ¼ c powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp liqueur, rum, brandy to taste
Whisk cream, sugar, vanilla and alcohol until cream forms soft peaks. Turn mascarpone into bowl and gently break up with a fork. Gently fold cream mix into mascarpone until well blended and very creamy. Don't use electric mixer as the mix will almost curdle. Use as in #8 above.

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Oonagh Williams, proprietor of Royal Temptations, has a Culinary Arts degree, offers Catering services, teaches a variety of classes in International Cooking, makes regular appearances on WMUR ABC Channel 9's Cooks' Corner and has her own series on Merrimack TV. You can contact Oonagh at 603-424-6412.
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