Cindi’s Pumpkin Rolls

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I have a love/hate relationship with fall. I really, really hate when summer goes away, but I love boots and scarves and warm apple cider…and pumpkin rolls.

My mom makes the most amazing pumpkin rolls. So naturally, I had to get the recipe from her, make a whole pile of pumpkin rolls, and share the awesomeness with you guys.




  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2/3 c. canned pumpkin
  • 1 t. lemon juice
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 2 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. ginger
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3/4 c. flour

Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. In medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs on high speed for 5 minutes. Add sugar and beat. Add pumpkin and lemon juice and beat. Mix in dry ingredients and beat until smooth.

Line a jelly roll pan with wax paper, spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly.


Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, watching to make sure the edges don’t burn.

Spread out a clean kitchen towel and sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar.


(This gets messy, so if you have a puppy on hand, invite him to clean the spilled powdered sugar off of the floor.)


When the cake is finished baking, flip it over onto the sugared towel and gently remove wax paper.


Roll the cake up in the towel, and let cool.


While the roll is cooling, combine the following ingredients to make the filling:

  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 T. butter (softened)
  • 1/2 T. vanilla extract

Beat until smooth and fluffy. Try to refrain from eating the filling by the spoonful. (It won’t be easy.)


Once the roll is cool, gently unroll and spread an even layer of filling on the cake.


Roll it back up. Wrap in foil and refrigerate to thicken the filling. (Or freeze it, I keep mine in the freezer.)




What is your favorite fall treat/recipe?

  • holy crap this looks amazing. i’ve been looking for a pumpkin roll recipe forever and i think this is it!

    • It’s amazing! It’s the filling, I think. Super rich and sweet, I love it. Let me know if you try out the recipe – it’s way easier than I expected it to be the first time I tried to make them!

  • epawelek

    I found a link to here on Pinterest while looking for a pumpkin roll recipe. Ended up making it tonight and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    • I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Tina Llopis

    Thank you for posting this recipe. I, too was looking for a recipe for a pumpkin roll on Pinterest that is similar to the one I’ve misplaced, and this one seems to fit the bill! The one difference is that I add some chopped pecans to the batter after it’s mixed up and ready to put in the jelly roll pan. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe in a few mins. Or however long it takes me to leave Pinterest for the time being!
    Thank you again!

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  • An Artful Mom

    YUM, this looks so good. I love everything pumpkin.Happy SITS day!

  • Maya

    wow this looks great! i have actually never had a pumpkin roll before.

    hope you had a great SITS day!

  • Suzanne Stavert

    This looks delicious and I LOVE pumpkin. My favorite Fall dessert is Spice Cake. I use maple flavoring in the icing an it mentally transports you to Vermont even when you live in Southern California! I am new to SITS

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I’m not a huge pumpkin fan (besides pumpkin seeds) but these look SO yummy!