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Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll – Deliciously moist and fluffy cake roll that is loaded with pumpkin and warm spices, and is filled with a whipped cream cheese filling. The BEST pumpkin cake roll!

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll

I originally published this pumpkin cake roll recipe back in September 2015, but today I bring you an updated version. I’ve totally revamped the recipe and photos, and I’ve included a video.

Seriously, this might be the BEST Pumpkin Cake Roll I’ve ever made and tried. In my opinion of course. 🙂 

This cake roll is moist and so fluffy. It’s loaded with pumpkin and warm, autumn spices, and it’s filled with a homemade whipped cream cheese filling. You’re gonna love it! ♥

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this cake. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

For the cake:

  • Large eggs: You’ll need 4, with the yolk and whites separated.
  • Caster/granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Greek-style yogurt
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Cake flour: See my recipe notes below on how to make your own cake flour!
  • Baking soda
  • Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
  • Salt

For the filling:

  • Heavy/double cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Icing/powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract

How to make Pumpkin Cake Roll

To make this cake roll, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form, and set aside.

Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until pale and thick, then mix in the vanilla, yogurt, and pumpkin.

Add the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt, and mix until combined. Gently fold in the whipped egg whites.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and spread out evenly. Give the pan a gentle shake to even out the batter. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Allow the cake to cool for 5 minutes.

Invert the cake onto a tea towel dusted generously with icing/powdered sugar. Leaving the parchment paper on, roll the cake up with the tea towel, starting at a short end. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

For the filling, whip the heavy cream until it starts to thicken. Add the cream cheese, icing sugar, and vanilla and whip to stiff peaks.

Unroll the cooled cake, peel off the paper, then spread the whipped cream evenly over the cake. Re-roll without the tea towel, then cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Dust with icing sugar, then slice and serve!

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

Pumpkin Cake Roll

This Pumpkin Cake Roll is:

  • incredibly moist and fluffy
  • super quick and easy to make
  • loaded with pumpkin and warm spices
  • filled with an irresistible whipped cream cheese filling
  • perfect for Halloween or Christmas!

How long will this cake roll last? Leftover cake can be stored, covered tightly, in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze this cake roll? Cake roll, with filling, freezes well for up to 2 – 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before slicing and serving.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

Now, who wants a slice? ↓

Pumpkin Cake Roll
Pumpkin Cake Roll

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Originally Published: September, 2015 | Updated: October 2018

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Yield: 10 - 12 slices
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Deliciously moist and fluffy cake roll that is loaded with pumpkin and warm spices, and is filled with a whipped cream cheese filling. The BEST pumpkin cake roll!

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 4 large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (60g) Greek-style yogurt
  • 2/3 cup (150g) pumpkin puree
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (156g) cake flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Filling

  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (115g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (60g) icing/powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a 10x15-inch cake roll pan, and line the base with parchment paper.
  2. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until pale and thick. Mix in the vanilla, yogurt and pumpkin. Add the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt, and mix until combined. Gently fold in the whipped egg whites.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and spread out evenly. Tap the pan lightly on the surface a few times to level out the batter. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Invert the cake onto a tea towel dusted generously with icing/powdered sugar. Leave the parchment paper on and roll up the cake with the tea towel, starting at a short end. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

For the Filling

  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream until it starts to thicken. Add the cream cheese, icing sugar, and vanilla and whip to stiff peaks.
  2. Unroll the cake, peel off the paper, then spread the whipped cream evenly over the cake. Re-roll without the tea towel. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

Notes

Make sure the cake is HOT straight from the oven before rolling. The cooler the cake, the more likely cracks will form whilst rolling.

*Make your own cake flour! Measure out 1 and 1/4 cups (156g) of plain/all-purpose flour, remove 2 tablespoons and replace with 2 tablespoons of cornflour/cornstarch. Sift well.

Make ahead of time: Prepare the cake as instructed, then cover and refrigerate the filled cake for up to 1 day.

Prepared cake roll, with filling, freezes well for up to 2 - 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before slicing and serving.

Leftover cake can be stored, covered tightly, in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 slices Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 223mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Trish

Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Made this on our snow day this afternoon. Its setting in the fridge at the mo. So easy to make and I've been scared all week to try it!! Hope the family enjoys it. I found the cream to not be as thick as I expected but we will see at supper!!

Karly

Saturday 20th of October 2018

This cake roll looks amazing!

Shannon

Thursday 8th of October 2015

This looks great - thanks for letting me share in my pumpkin roundup that goes live tomorrow!

Marsha

Thursday 8th of October 2015

Thanks, Shannon! You're very welcome :)

kushi

Tuesday 6th of October 2015

I love pumpkin season and this looks amazing. Going to try this out soon :-)

Marsha

Wednesday 7th of October 2015

Thanks, Kushi! I hope you enjoy! :)

The Hungry Mum

Sunday 4th of October 2015

I am in love! Pumpkin roulade must taste heavenly :) Pretty photos, too.

Marsha

Sunday 4th of October 2015

Thanks so much! :)