Butternut Squash Cake Roll Recipe
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Butternut Squash Cake Roll Recipe

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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
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 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.
Originally published as Butternut Squash Cake Roll in Taste of Home October/November 2006, p53

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maddawson User ID: 6637204 59710
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!!!"

cywilburn User ID: 2719793 137966
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

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

gran E User ID: 5901209 206377
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."

Stacy Nelson User ID: 6984065 118062
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!"

kpayton144 User ID: 2463765 63974
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!!"

connieray User ID: 3707309 143584
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?"

kimwindecker User ID: 6255448 143542
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."

loon55 User ID: 203868 60502
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."

CWOCN User ID: 4346648 55778
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"Similar to carrot cake"

Chef Wannabe User ID: 4546594 56276
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."

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