Homemade Pumpkin Roll {Recipe}

Since I have been really enjoying eating a lot of sweets baking lately, I have another new recipe for you! I swear fall is making me be this baking fanatic! This one is Aaron’s favorite. In fact, he told me if I made this for him instead of a birthday cake every year, he’d be really happy. However, I can only now think of making this because it is finally fall.

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Pumpkin roll

Makes 1 roll, however, you will have extra pumpkin leftover, so I whipped up two batches at the same time.


3 eggs

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup Pumpkin Puree

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup flour

Some extra sugar for sprinkling


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Preheat oven to 375. Mix all ingredients together.

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Grease a cookie sheet and pour mixture on it. I use a large flat one (11×14 I believe!). You don’t want it thick! Place a towel on a flat surface, and lightly dust it with sugar.

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Before- after

Bake for 15 minutes. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes after.

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Carefully flip over the pumpkin roll onto the towel. I typically use a spatula and try to lift it up before flipping so I know it isn’t stuck.


Using a spatula, spread the filling on top (or store bought cream cheese icing)!

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pumpkin roll filling


8 oz cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp butter



Mix together in a mixer. Spread a layer on top of the pumpkin roll. Gently roll up the pumpkin roll. It will start to break, so I always hurry up and do it, lol. It should roll up, though, and then I place it on a piece of aluminum foil to keep fresh!


Easy peazy!

Let me know if you try to make this!

Do you make icing or do you buy it at the store? A lot of the time, I buy it at the store.

What is your “birthday dessert?” (What would you like for your birthday every year?) Store bought (Giant Eagle preferably) Cookie Cake. Mmm

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  1. Joshua would LOVE this. I’m thinking this will be our pumpkin pie replacement this Thanksgiving. I always make a pie, and we’ll literally only have 2 slices of it and then it goes bad. I think this would be perfect!
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      You can freeze this, too! I froze one and kept one out, though I should have cut even that one in half and frozen half of it.

  2. I am trying to get all the pumpkin food I can in!

    & Check out my blog post today 😉
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  3. Wait this doesn’t even seem that complicated so that the idiot in the kitchen (me) could make it. Pumpkin is one of my new favorite flavors, I can’t believe I just admitted that, and I’ve had pumpkin purée sitting in my pantry for a month. I sense a baking project in my future. Like this weekend maybe.
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Yes!! Make it 🙂 I swear you won’t regret it. I actually never used to like pumpkin, and have since decided I only like it if it has a cinnamon taste to it, too, lol.

  4. I’ve never tried making a pumpkin roll before, but I’ve got to tell you…it looks SO amazing! I know I’d love and my husband would love it too!
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      It took me 5 minutes to whip up today.. I just happened to need to make one today haha Forgot I posted it today, too!

  5. Oh my goodness I love pumpkin rolls, but I have never made them before! This recipe doesn’t look too hard so I definitely will try it!
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  6. I thought pumpkin rolls were a lot more complicated than this, which is why I never tried to make one — but this doesn’t seem difficult at all! And you can never go wrong with the combination of pumpkin and cream cheese. Thanks for sharing, girl!
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      I would have definitely thought it was more complicated, too, until Aaron made me learn how to make them, ha!

  7. I like pumpkin rolls but have never made one before, this actually doesn’t sound as hard as I would have thought. I would probably choose cookies for my birthday dessert.
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  8. This looks super good! Reminds me of these pumpkin muffins turned cupcakes that my mom use to make for me every year. I prefer to make everything from scratch :). And speaking of pumpkin muffins, those are my favorites and I would pick them every year!
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  9. Ahhhh I made my first pumpkin roll a few weeks ago too! It’s Joe’s favorite, so I knew it was time to give it a go 😛 This looks similar to the recipe I used, so I’ll definitely be trying it soon 🙂 One of the tips the recipe I used said to roll up the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven for 30 minutes in powdered sugared wax paper so that the cake sets in that shape and doesn’t break as easily. Once the 30 minutes are up, I unrolled it, spread the filling in the center and then rolled it back up. It worked way better than I expected 🙂
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      So I had this post written for weeks, and never got around to publishing it. Today I do, and I also happen to make pumpkin rolls for Aaron for being an excellent nurse to me this week.. Really wish I read this tip before I made them! I broke one pretty horrendously hahaha One turned out well, but I froze that. Aaron will eat the broken one. It still tastes the same, right?! For real, though, this recipe is really easy, except the rolling.

  10. so pretty! I mean it is still pumpkin season in my books
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  11. Holy yum. This looks fantastic! I think Arkansas skipped fall and jumped right into winter but I refuse to skip out on all the pumpkin-y goodness!!
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      I feel like everyone decided to skip fall! Totally a bummer. We had it for like 2 weeks, if that!

  12. This looks amazing! It’s now on my “to bake” list! My birthday dessert is usually ice cream pie (chocolate ice cream in an oreo pie crust with toppings) or Jello Cake – my birthday is in July so its nice to have a cool refreshing dessert!
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Yes that’s really refreshing! I do enjoy cake too 🙂 I actually have a to bake list going on right now! Lol

  13. You had me at pumpkin of course…

    Seriously, I think making icing is way to freaking time consuming. I’ve made it a few times and its always lumpy and weird looking. I like storebought, thanks!
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  14. Ummm, yum!! This looks great! I have to be honest and say I usually resort to store bought frosting, but am trying to make homemade more and more.
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