Pumpkin Cake Roll

Welcome to this page where we continue to make this gorgeous pumpkin cake roll. This sensational dessert is from our collection of easy recipes that look fabulous with minimal effort.

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In the previous step of this tutorial, we learned how to make the very easy, thin layer of cake for the cake roll. To go to this previous step of this tutorial, just click on the button:

Here's how to layer the roll filling

For this part of the easy recipe, you'll require:

  • Equipment: A clean tea towel
  • A hand held blender
  • The baked thin layer of cake
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 2/3 cup Pumpkin Puree


With a hand held blender, whip the cream till it is thick and doubled in volume. It doesn't take long. A hand held blender is a MUST in any kitchen as it saves so much time and energy. Gone are the days when you'd whip with a whisk.

Thickly whipped cream for this pumpkin cake roll

Make the fresh pumpkin puree stewing it with 2 large tablespoons of sugar. If you'd like to learn how to make pumpkin puree please click on the link. Otherwise, you are welcome to use canned pumpkin puree.

Cook pumpkin with lots of sugar for this pumpkin cake roll

Part 1:

Wet and wring out a clean tea towel.

Lay it out on a clean flat surface on your counter top.

Clean wet tea towel laid out on the counter top for the next step in making the pumpkin cake roll

Quickly remove the cake from the baking tin handling it gently holding onto the edges of the parchment or greaseproof paper.

Lay the cake on the paper onto the damp tea towel. The cake will cool but being moist, it is less likely to crack when rolled.

Trim of the edges to make the cake a regular size, as in the picture.

For the pumpkin cake roll, trim the edges to make the shape regular

Using the back of a butter knife, carefully and gently score a line into the cake about 1 inch from the edge of the cake on the shorter side. This will help the process of rolling. Have a look at the instructions on the image.

Score a line into the pumpkin cake roll

Part 2:

Spread the remaining pureed pumpkin over the thin cake, leaving a margin of about 1/2 inch all around the edge.

Pumpkin Puree spread on cake for this pumpkin cake roll

Top with 1/3 of the whipped cream.

Cream spread on top of the pumpkin layer for this pumpkin cake roll

You're ready to move to the next step which is to roll the cake with the filling.

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