Grandma’s Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

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Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make!

Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make!

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!

Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make!

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!

Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours 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!

Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make! 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! Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make! 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! Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make!

Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make!

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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Comments (67)

  1. Candy October 31 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I am VERY impressed!! I never tried to make this recipe of hers. She always intimidated me with her wonderful skills in the kitchen. Cooking and baking for others was her love language and we all loved her dearly for the legacy that she has left us.

    • Tshanina Peterson October 31 at 9:50 am - Reply

      Well thanks! You should definitely try to make it because it looks a lot harder to make than it really is!

      I agree – cooking was her love language! I’m thankful that she shared her wonderful recipes with us!

      • Joanne December 11 at 8:46 am - Reply

        Love to make things ahead for the holidays and this sounds so good. Can I freeze it.

        • Tshanina Peterson December 12 at 11:54 am - Reply

          You sure can. In fact, I’ve frozen mine for a couple months. Just make sure to wrap it in cling wrap and then foil!

  2. Cathy November 13 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. Your post will be featured at the TGIF Link Party this week and was pinned to the TGIF Party Board! I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!
    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    • Tshanina Peterson November 13 at 10:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks for hosting the party and featuring my Pumpkin Roll Cathy!

      I appreciate you stopping by and letting me know!

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  5. stenny November 27 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    Thank you do much for sharing your recipe with me. It was so easy to make and delicious to eat.

    • Tshanina Peterson November 27 at 10:32 pm - Reply

      Stenny,
      Thank you for your encouragement! I’m so excited to hear that you enjoyed the Pumpkin Roll, and I appreciate you letting me know!

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  8. Frankie September 17 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Just so you know, you can wrap these well in plastic wrap, then in foil and freeze for later in the holidays.

    • Tshanina Peterson September 18 at 11:52 am - Reply

      Thanks so much for the tip, Frankie!

  9. Shelly September 30 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    This looks like a yummy cake. I think my family will love it. Thanks!

    • Tshanina Peterson October 1 at 9:51 am - Reply

      It sure is, Shelly! I think your family will love it too! :O)

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  11. Kate @KateMovingForward November 13 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    This looks soo delicious! Pinned for the future! :) Coming from Blogging on the Side…

    • Tshanina Peterson November 14 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Just wait until you try it, Kate!

      Thanks for stopping by, pinning and commenting!

  12. shelley baquol November 16 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    i just made your pumpkin rol recipe it looks so good, can’t wait to try it. i saved this recipe to my favorites for in the future if it turns out.

    • Tshanina Peterson November 17 at 6:09 pm - Reply

      I hope you enjoyed it, Shelley!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Brittany November 23 at 1:01 am - Reply

    This is wonderful! I just made it, so simple and so delicious! I love to bake but am not so good at it! This roll came out perfectly!

    • Tshanina Peterson November 23 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      I’m thrilled to hear that it turned out so well, Brittany! I’m all about simple food that tastes great.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  14. Misty November 23 at 10:01 am - Reply

    has anyone used parchment paper instead of wax paper?

    • Tshanina Peterson November 23 at 1:23 pm - Reply

      I’ve haven’t, Misty, but I’m sure it would work just as well!

  15. Patricia November 24 at 11:12 am - Reply

    I’m new to pumpkin rolls and baking…. What type of flour? I’ve ran across many different types. All purpose, self rising, cake flour… Forgive me for my ignorance.

    • Tshanina Peterson November 24 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      No problem at all, Patricia! You’re right, there are tons of different types of flour. I used self rising flour for this recipe!

      Welcome to the world of baking – I hope you’ll have a blast making this pumpkin roll!

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  17. theresa November 26 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    How long do you cool this before adding cream cheese? I tried this once before and it fell apart. Tasted delicious tho! I’m assuming I didn’t let it cool long enoigh..

    • Tshanina Peterson November 26 at 6:20 pm - Reply

      Hi Theresa,
      I would definitely wait at least 2-3 hours (or until completely cool) before adding the filling. If you need to fill it quicker, you could try putting it in the refrigerator to chill.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Tammy November 27 at 12:50 am - Reply

    Yah!!! So excited. I made the pumpkin roll to take to my in-laws for Thanksgiving!! It is beautiful and tastes AMAZING!! I added a little cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to my filling!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Tshanina Peterson November 28 at 5:59 pm - Reply

      That’s wonderful, Tammy! Thanks for letting me know.

  19. Emily November 27 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Just made this and it looks delicious! Quick question… my filling was kind of runny, so it didn’t look pretty and tightly rolled like yours. Suggestions?

    • Tshanina Peterson November 28 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      Emily, if you haven’t already put it on your roll, you could thicken up your filling by adding a bit more confectioner’s sugar. If you’ve already put it on your roll, you could place it in the fridge. (This might thicken it up and keep the roll tight.)

      I hope you enjoyed your pumpkin roll!

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  21. This looks delicious! Your Grandma’s recipe sounds wonderful! =)
    Pinning!

    • Tshanina Peterson December 12 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Melissa…it sure is!

      I appreciate you spreading the love by pinning it!

  22. Andrea E. Williams December 24 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I tried this recipe and I love it! It’s very easy! I had never made any kind of cake roll before trying this recipe, so I was a little concerned at first, but after making it, and it turning out great, my confidence was boosted! :-)

    • Tshanina Peterson December 27 at 10:56 am - Reply

      I’m so excited to hear that, Andrea! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know!

  23. Mallorie December 24 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    I just tried to make your recipe but my filling came out dark and lumpy…how did you make it look so perfect??

    • Tshanina Peterson December 27 at 10:59 am - Reply

      I’m sorry to hear that, Mallorie!

      To keep it from being lumpy, next time try mixing the cream cheese, butter and vanilla, then slowly add the powdered sugar.

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  27. Aaron October 18 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    So this recipe did not work for me at all, and I have no idea what went wrong, it just wouldnt cook, after 20 minutes in at 375 I thought it would be enough so I tried to take it off the wax paper and it just stuck to it… and I put a lot of pam on it, so what happened that all of you guys had an easy time of it but mine turned into a gooey mess that I had to throw out…

    • Tshanina Peterson October 19 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      I’m so sorry to hear that it didn’t turn out for you, Aaron!

  28. Holly Bingeman October 22 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    This looks so good! I remember having something like this when I was young and loving it. I’ll have to try it! Pumpkin + cream cheese….mmm!

    Thanks for sharing on Monday Funday!

    ~Holly
    Creatively Living

    • Tshanina Peterson October 24 at 9:53 am - Reply

      You’re oh so right, Holly. can’t go wrong with pumpkin and cream cheese! :o)

  29. This looks fabulous! Love recipes that make us think of our loved ones. I just made homemade Applesauce tonight and it reminded me so much of my great Grandma. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – hope to see you again next week.

    • Tshanina Peterson October 28 at 1:36 pm - Reply

      I do too, Chelsea! :O)

  30. Monica November 25 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    are the ingredients enough just for 1 roll or more?

    • Tshanina Peterson November 25 at 10:05 pm - Reply

      Yes, Monica!

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  35. Cathy November 22 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I am 61 years old and this is the first time I made a Pumpkin Roll. It was easy and so delicious!! I’m anxious for Thanksgiving day to surprise my family and see what everyone says. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • Tshanina Peterson November 22 at 10:53 am - Reply

      Oh how that makes me smile, Cathy!

      Thank you so much for sharing!

  36. Trista November 23 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    So I made this today with a few changes. Brown sugar instead of white, a whole tsp cinnamon, a couple tablespoons of real maple syrup, and a whole cup of fresh pumpkin. The batter was thinner so I baked it for longer on a lower temp. For the filing, I added more butter because, butter. I also whipped it make it fluffy and light. Because of the extra moisture in my cake, it stuck to the tea towe quite a bit so I don’t think I’ll use that method again. Anyway, incredibly moist and rich! Great recipe!!

    • Tshanina Peterson November 29 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Good for you for mixing up the recipe…that’s the best way to cook!

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  38. gigi nachtigal November 21 at 9:52 am - Reply

    like your recipe and im baking it right now

  39. gigi nachtigal November 24 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for the recipe it’s greatly appreciated and it’s going to be one on my favorite

  40. gigi nachtigal December 14 at 10:01 am - Reply

    I’ve made this a few times already and love it and I used all purpose flour instead of self riseng flour and the next time I’m going to use self riseng flour iether way it’s great and again thanks

  41. Pauline November 27 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    This is my first time at making a pumpkin roll and it is in the oven as I write this. Will let yo know later how I done. I’m sure the recipe is great.!

  42. Pauline November 28 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    This was a huge hit at our Thanksgiving dinner today. It didn’t have as much pumpkin flavor as I expected but it definitely was delicious! Total keeper!

    • Tshanina Peterson December 2 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      I’m so excited to hear this. Thank you for letting me know, Pauline!

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