there’s a reason it’s a classic…

by @according2kelly on October 17, 2007

just in case you forgot (is it even possible?) here is the recipe for the classic pumpkin roll:

Classic Pumpkin Roll
1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar (optional)


1. PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper (or use wax paper). Sprinkle towel with powdered sugar.
2. COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and slat in small bowl. Beat eggs and sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts. ** sometimes i go a little heavy on the spices: 2 t. cinnamon, 1 t. pumpkin pie spice & 1/2 t. nutmeg.
3. BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.
4. BEAT cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

image via flickr.


You're boutique-ing, and traveling with two babies, AND you're making pumpkin roll? You're a Hallowinner.

mama jo
mama jo

i thought you were leaving


Oh please can you just SEND THESE TO ME IN THE MAIL?????? Can you hear my stomach growling?


Oh- I haven't had this treat in some time. Thanks for posting the recipe! Yummy!


Oh man...I LOVE this stuff!!! Let the holiday gorging begin.

Marilee C
Marilee C

Thank you for the reminder. Evertime I see one of these I am reminded that I want to make one, but never do. The ingredients are going on my grocery list today. I made your cookies and they were SO SO SO easy and delicious!


I have a confession: I've NEVER had a pumpkin roll!!! How is this possible that I've missed out on this for 28 years of my life? I think I'd better get busy and make one straight away, because I don't think my life will feel complete until I've done so.Thanks for helping me feel fulfilled, Kelly. You're the best.


Yum, I love pumpkin rolls!

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