It’s the season for pumpkin everything and this classic pumpkin roll with cream cheese frosting quenches that sweet craving and is surprisingly easy to make at home. I was always intimidated by the rolling and frosting part and had actually never tried one until my husband asked for one the other day, saying this was his childhood favorite. So I called my mother in law and had her talk me through it.
Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 cup pumpkin puree
Mix flour, salt, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and set aside. Mix sugar and eggs for a good five minutes. Add pumpkin, and mix in the dry ingredients. Pour batter into a 10x15x1 inch jelly roll pan lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly and bake at 375 degrees for 14 minutes.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
Cream together the following:
one 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup of butter
Immediately after cake is done baking, slip it out of the jelly roll pan (still on parchment) and flatten the sides of the paper. Tightly and carefully roll it up while it’s still hot in the parchment paper. Let cool. Once cool, unroll & unwrap from the parchment paper and spread frosting while it is flat. Carefully roll it back up and sprinkle with a little powdered sugar on top. I also cut off the ends a little to make it look fancy.
I love the parchment paper trick! It worked great the first try.
Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this moist, creamy, pumpkin treat!
Have you ever made a pumpkin roll? Do you have any other tips? I hope you enjoy!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime!