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Classic Pumpkin Roll

Cinnamon and cloves add the spice to this pumpkin sheet cake, topped with cream cheese frosting and rolled into a festive log.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 245kcal


For the cake

  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour 115g
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 225g
  • cup canned pumpkin 175g

For the filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 227g
  • 1 cup powdered sugar 125g
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened 84g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, for garnish if desired


For the cake

  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease a 13x18-inch half sheet pan; line with parchment paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with the 3-4 tablespoons of powdered sugar.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and sugar in larger mixer bowl until thick and pale yellow in color. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.

For the filling

  • Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.
  • (Recipe adapted from Libby's brand pumpkin.)


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 2240IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg