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Butternut Squash Cake Roll Recipe

Butternut Squash Cake Roll Recipe

Elizabeth Nelson of Manning, North Dakota is sweet on squash! Her pretty dessert is perfect for an autumn special occasion.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup mashed cooked butternut squash
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional confectioners' sugar, optional


  • 1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease and flour the paper and set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat eggs for 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar; beat for 2 minutes or until mixture becomes thick and lemon-colored. Stir in squash. Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon ingredients; fold into squash mixture. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • 4. Turn cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel, jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 5. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Unroll cake; spread filling evenly over cake to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up again. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Just before serving, dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 10 servings.

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"This cake tastes exactly like pumpkin roll & a great way to use up some butternut squash!! The entire family enjoyed it!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"So good my friends didn't believe I made it, the wife had to back me up."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Haven't made this yet, just bought some b.nut squash. Love the pies. For donutk, you put some of the confectioners sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake. Hope this helps."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"Ive been making this recipe at Thanksgiving time for 3 years now and we LOVE it!! It freezes very well so I make them in advance. I like to make 5 or 6 at one time, wrap them in clear cellophane wrap and tie the ends with raffia. I buy fall leaves at the craft store and insert fall leaves in the raffia when you tie a bow. I give a half of roll to a family of 5 of less and give a full cake roll to families over 5 people. they love it!"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Very moist and delicious. So easy to make. My family requests it often and always want me to make some extra rolls so they can take them home with them! Thanks for the great recipe!!"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"I have made a pumkin roll many times and can't wait to give this a try. My problem is when I unroll the cake after it has cooled, it always cracks into in places. How do you avoid this?"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"I use taste of home recipes a lot when I am cooking in gas camps in northern British Columbia. The butternut squash cake roll was a real hit with the men. I am a true fan of taste magazines they are the only ones I buy now."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"This is a great recipe and very easy to make.

Took it to work and it was a big hit. It is definitely a keeper. Plan on making it for my
annual Bear Supper."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"Similar to carrot cake"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"This is delicious and I am adding it to my list of very good dessert recipes.

For "donutk" the confectioners sugar is only for sprinkling on top just before serving. You can use as much as you like."

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2010

"A college friend and I tried this--the first time for both of us. It was easy and we thought the aste was wonderful. My husba nd said there couldn't be a better cake. I had been afraid of rolling up and unrolling the cake, so hadn't tried it for all these years. Your video ave me courage to try it. Can't wait to make it again"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"I was searching for something other than soup to make with my butternut squash and was thrilled to find this recipe. It was sooooo DELICIOUS!!!!! I have already made it three times! Such a yummy taste of the fall season! This is a must for my holiday baking from now on!"

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"I would love to make this as it sounds wonderful, but I'm a bit confused. It asks for 1 cup sugar and then lower down - confectioner's sugar - could someone please tell me exactly what is required? Is it all confectioner's sugar or white sugar and is the amount missing from the confectioner's sugar. Thanks so sounds like a recipe I would love to make for my luncheon this weekend."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"this is awesome !!!! I had 30 guests over and they wanted more"

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"Very moist and easy to make."

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