Butternut Squash Cake Roll

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling


10 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2022
Elizabeth Nelson of Manning, North Dakota is sweet on squash! Her pretty dessert is perfect for an autumn special occasion.


  • 3 large 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. Preheat oven to 375°. Line bottom of a 15x10x1-in. pan with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs on high speed 3 minutes. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until thick and lemon colored, about 2 minutes. Stir in squash. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and cinnamon; fold into squash mixture. Transfer to prepared pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 13-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes.
  4. Invert onto a tea towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off parchment. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. In a bowl, beat first four filling ingredients until smooth. Unroll cake; spread filling over cake to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up again, without towel; trim ends. Place on a platter; seam side down. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour. If desired, dust with additional confectioners' sugar before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 364 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.