Monday, November 9, 2020

Pumpkin Roll

Oh happy day, we've had some beautiful weather and sunny skies, so off to the patio I went for my tea party.  Do you love pumpkin roll?  I think I may like it better than pumpkin pie.  Hmmmm...could it be the cream cheese filling that I like so much??  My big star quilt that I made always come out in the Fall because it has pumpkin vines as one of the patterns. 

This teapot is perfect for November with all the Fall bounty and the wheat handle.

Here's the backside, which is just as pretty as the front.  I found this several years ago for a a few dollars at a thrift store in Ohio.

This Lenox Weatherly teacup came from the first teacup exchange that I participated in and it goes with anything.

My mountain bike loving and rock climbing granddaughter turned 6 this past week!  That is Harper after riding 6 miles by herself, with her daddy running behind her. 

Connor, my Marine grandson, turned 20!!  How can those years fly by so quickly??  He was home on a surprise visit back in September.

Yield: 8-10
Author: Kitty
Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll

I have been making this recipe for years, and it's a very good one. My family loves it.


  • For the cake:
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin ( I always freeze the rest of the pumpkin for another recipe)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 
  • For the Filling:
  • 1 (8-ounce) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 and 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


For the Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Grease an 15" x 10" jelly roll pan. Line with wax paper or parchment paper, and grease and flour that (I use a spray that contains flour.)
  3. Combine eggs, and both sugars and beat on high speed of an electric mixer until smooth.  Add pumpkin, mixing well.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and spices, stirring well; add to  pumpkin mixture and mix until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and spread evenly, then sprinkle with pecans.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until top of cake springs  back when touched.
  6. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar evenly onto a tea towel.  Loosen edges of cake and carefully invert onto towel.  Remove the wax or parchment paper.  Roll up cake in towel, beginning with short side.  Cool cake completely on a cooling rack
For the Filling:
  1. Combine the butter and cream cheese in a medium bowl, and beat with and electric mixer until smooth.   Add the powdered sugar and the vanilla and beat again until smooth. 
  2. Carefully unroll cake and spread with cream cheese filling to within 1/2" of edges.  Carefully reroll cake without the towel.  Place on a serving platter;  chill before serving.


Often the cake cracks, but if you wish, you can cover the crack on top with some whipped cream.

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  1. That pumpkin pie with lashings of cream swirling around and around does look delicious. Kitty, that teapot is fun. My goodness your grandson is growing up and so is Harper. Such lovely photos of them both.

  2. You found the perfect teapot for November. and gave it a second home. Love the Fall bounty and the wheat handle. Since we can't all be together at Thanksgiving this year, I decided to make pumpkin roll instead of the several pies that I typically make for 16 people. I've been using the pumpkin roll using the recipe in the Betty Crocker cookbook, and yours looks amazing and even better. Happy Birthday to Harper and Connor!

  3. *Poof* It was good, too. 😁

  4. Kitty, Your pumpkin roll looks so pretty and delicious too! Your sweet fall basket teapot is a favorite of mine, what a find! That Harper is the cutest and just steals my heart…I can’t believe how quickly she has grown. What a handsome young man Connor has become too, I know his parents and you must be are so proud of him. Happy Monday ♥

  5. What a lovely autumnal tea table, Kitty! The teapot is perfect and your pumpkin roll looks delicious! I would certainly enjoy that while sipping tea and having a visit with you. Your granddaughter is adorable and Connor is a handsome young man. How fast the years fly by! I remember when my hubby used to run marathons and our youngest son would ride his bike behind him for miles while his dad was getting ready for the runs. One of my grandsons turned seventeen a couple of weeks ago and my middle son had his birthday on the weekend. We have lots of birthdays between September and January. Enjoy your tea time. Hugs...Sandi

  6. That teapot is adorable Kitty!! And those smiles, aren't they the best!! Your pumpkin roll looks divine, such a perfect Fall treat!

  7. Your granddaughter is so stinking cute Kitty and Connor is one handsome young man. So proud of him for serving us through the military. That teapot is lovely and girl....I love me some pumpkin roll. I haven't made one in years! I have got to take a day to bake with the grands soon. Hugs and blessings to you dear Kitty.

  8. Your Grands are adorable!Such blessing! I also love that elegant teacup and charming teapot.I would love to have a (big) slice of that delicious pumpkin roll...Greetings!

  9. I used to make a pumpkin roll every year to take to the office at an old job Kitty! Haven't had one since I left but I'm with you, I sure do love them:@)

  10. I have a confession to make: I'm not a big fan of pumpkin pie. But I love other pumpkin dessert like cookies, ice cream, or your roll!

    The basketweave teapot looks great! And I agree that the elegant white and silver teacup is very versatile.

    Happy Belated Birthday to your grandkids!

  11. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter, Kitty! Mine's birthday is tomorrow and she will be 5. Oh my your grandson is so handsome! What a sweetheart! Thank you for your pumpkin roll recipe. Looks delicious! xo

  12. That pumpkin roll looks delicious and your whole table is giving off some lovely fall vibes. Pinned.

  13. That's a winning combination for your tea party, for sure! I have made that recipe many years ago. It's worth reviving. Beautiful setting. And I can't believe Harper is 6, Connor 20! Wow. Happy belated wishes to each of them!

  14. What a great teapot and your pumpkin roll looks delicious with a cup of tea. Wonderful pics of your granddaughter and grandson, Kitty. I hope he is doing well in the service!

  15. Oh how wonderful this cake looks and I love all our gorgeous dishes too. I cannot believe Harper is 6 already - and it's so good to see a picture of Connor! You are certainly blessed...those grandkids are too. Happy Fall!

  16. What a beautiful tea time setting, Kitty - and pumpkin roll? Sign me UP! I like it better than pumpkin pie too. You are such an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Hugs. ♥

  17. Your grandchildren are just precious Kitty. The pumpkin roll sounds just perfect for fall and Thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe!
    Hope you are having a nice week.

  18. Yes, I love a pumpkin roll. It is a special favorite of mine.
    Your November tea table is so inviting and pretty. That teapot is perfect for this time of year.
    Your grands are growing up fast. Your Marine is 20! Time is passing too quickly.
    Kitty, wishing you a great week.

  19. A friend introduced me to pumpkin roll many years ago. I don't make it often, but it's delicious, and yours looks so pretty and neat. How grownup your grandson Connor is, and sweet little Harper is delightful! Wishing you a wonderful remainder of the week.

  20. Oh, my goodness! This sounds SO amazing! I was sitting here wondering if I could substitute honey for the sugar and brown sugar. It seems like sometimes it works to do that and sometimes it doesn't. I may just try it! I LOVE pumpkin. Your little granddaughter is so pretty, and I cannot believe she can ride six miles! Wow! Connor looks so handsome and happy. I Know you miss him terribly and trust Jesus to keep him safe and let him visit you as often as possible. God bless you abundantly, sweet friend.

  21. You had my mouth watering with this delightful pumpkin roll, Kitty! I have never made one, but oh I do love them, and yes, I think it is the cream cheese that makes it so delicious! What a lovely tea table you set, your teapot is just perfect for a fall tea! What sweet grandkids you have. Amazing that your granddaughter was able to ride six miles, and her dad behind her, wow! I know you must miss Connor so much, what a wonderful young man he is. May the blessings of the Lord be with you, dear friend :)

  22. I'd love to have a piece of your pumpkin roll, it looks and sounds fabulous :)

    Lovely photographs of Harper and Connor.

    All the best Jan

  23. Such a yummy pumpkin roll. My granddaughter is making one. I have never made one. I need to branch out. A lovely fall setting to celebrate this fall season. Soon it will be Christmas. Thanks for sharing Kitty. Your grands are so adorable. They are growing up too fast.

  24. Congratulations! Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate 511 this week and we have pinned your post to our special Features Board! Thanks so much for sharing with us and your have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  25. Oh this looks wonderful for the season. Your table is picture perfect Kitty. Love the quilt and that adorable teapot. I love how your first exchange teacup goes with everything. Always love seeing pics of your grands, darling Harper and your Marine, Connor. My how he is all grown up! Happy Thanksgiving Kitty.........


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