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Pumpkin-Pecan Cake Roll Recipe

Pumpkin-Pecan Cake Roll Recipe

I made this cake roll one Thanksgiving as a tasty change of pace from traditional pumpkin pie. The moist spice cake and creamy filling have made this dessert a family favorite for many functions. —Iva Combs, Medford, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs for 5 minutes. Add the sugar, flour, pumpkin, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, salt and nutmeg; mix well. Add lemon juice. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan; sprinkle with pecans.
  • 2. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes. Turn cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in towel, jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a mixing bowl, combine the filing ingredients; beat until smooth. Unroll cake; spread filling over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again; place seam side down on a serving platter. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 285 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"Wouldn't change nothing very good thank you! This is added to my holiday baking and gift giving"

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"Can this be made ahead of time? If so, how many days ahead can it be made? This sure look good."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"IT was good. Everybody seemed to really like it."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"This is a favorite with my family and friends. It makes wonderful gifts and one year I even made some to sell. The most I have made in one season was 38! Robin C., Colorado Springs, CO"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2008

"This is very good. I made it in 2001 for a reunion and in 2003 for Thanksgiving. Don't know why it took me so long to make it again. Everyone loves it!"

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