Just like the title suggests, this is my grandma’s Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe! As you can imagine, this recipe is a bit nostalgic, especially since she has gone home to be with the Lord! It brings back childhood memories of visiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas – she always had fabulous sweet treats for us, and this was one of them!
This is my first attempt at this recipe. To be honest, I’ve always been intimidated by it. Much like I’ve done with other recipes, I conjured up the idea that this was going to take hours to make and be extremely difficult! I’m happy to report quite the contrary – it’s very easy to make!
I was so intent on following the recipe that I forgot to spray the parchment paper. Thankfully it separated from the cake just fine!
The recipe said to roll in a towel and then cool. I was a bit hesitant about this step, especially since I never watched my grandma make this recipe. But, I decided that if it was in her directions I’d better not skip this step! Rolling it before it cools gives it the shape it needs. The edges look a bit curly when you unroll it to add the cream cheese filling, but that won’t stop you from spreading it to the edges!
Grandma’s Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup flour
Line a 10×15 jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Spray the paper with Pam. Mix together the ingredients, pour in pan and spread to the edges of the parchment paper. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.
Turn onto a linen tea towel sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar. Peel off parchment paper. Roll in towel and cool.
Cream Cheese Filling:
- 2 teaspoons soft butter
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
Mix well and spread on unrolled cake. Re-roll and chill before serving! Garnish with confectioner’s sugar if desired!
It’s been years since I’ve had a pumpkin roll, and the finished product tastes just as I remembered! Plus, I was able to introduce a new recipe to Trent!
This is the perfect dessert to take to a party. Not only will your friends and family love the taste, they’ll also think it took hours to make! Shhh…it’ll be our little secret!
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