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Simple and Delicious Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Desserts & Baked Goods

This pumpkin roll is absolutely delicious and easy to make for your next holiday gathering! It will look gourdgeous on your dessert table and is made with only the best 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree from Libby’s!

It’s not Thanksgiving without pumpkin and if you’re looking to switch things up a bit from traditional pumpkin pie, this pumpkin roll is just what you need!

This post was created in partnership with Libby’s Pumpkin. All opinions are my own and I appreciate your support!

It wouldn’t be pumpkin season or the holiday season without Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree cans stocked in my pantry ready for any and all baking projects. Let’s be honest, I stock them all year! They are the name I trust when it comes to pumpkin, the ORIGINAL makers of the very best pumpkin that is harvested here in my home state of Illinois!

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The reason Libby’s Pumpkin is unlike any other is because when you see a can of their 100% Pure Pumpkin, you’re practically looking at a pumpkin fresh from the patch. Their pumpkins go from farm to can in just a few hours, so they preserve as much of that awesome pumpkin color and flavor we love as possible.

It’s 100% natural. No artificial flavors. No preservatives. Just that amazing taste of pumpkin that we all know and love! Libby’s fresh-from-the-farm flavor shines through in so many different pumpkin recipes — from sweet to savory and everything in between. Grab more recipes that use pumpkin puree below!

As a dietitian, I also love that it adds great nutrition to everything you add it to. Pumpkin is a great source of vitamin A, C, E, potassium and fiber — definitely a fall superfood!

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This pumpkin roll recipe has special significance to my mom and I because it’s one of the first pumpkin recipes we made together that really solidified my love of all things pumpkin! Maybe it’s the fact that it always reminds me of the holidays, or the fact that we always made it together that makes it extra special to me.

Filled with warm spices like pumpkin spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, it’s sure to be a recipe that everyone gathered around your holiday table will love too! This pumpkin roll is great if you’re looking to switch things up from a traditional pumpkin pie, or as something fun to bring to a holiday get together that looks as amazing as it tastes.

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Pumpkin Roll Ingredients

  • Libby’s 100% Pumpkin
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Cream Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Lemon
  • Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking Soda
simple and delicious pumpkin roll

Simple and Delicious Pumpkin Roll

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
This pumpkin roll is simple and delicious! It’s packed with fall flavor and easy to make! 
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 slices


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Libby’s 100% pure pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda

for the cream cheese filling: 

  • 1 package 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 of lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an 11 X 15 in baking sheet  with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray too.  Remove your cream cheese and butter from the fridge to soften. 
  • Using a hand held or stand mixer beat eggs with sugar and pumpkin puree. 
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk until combined. 
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together until just combined. 
  • Spread the batter on to the parchment lined baking sheet. Use a spatula to spread it to that it’s even and not higher in some spots. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven. (you want the cake to be moist and flexible so that it will easily roll) Invert the cake on to a cheese cloth or thin dish towel (big enough for the entirety of the cake). Peel off the parchment paper and gently roll the cake up with the towel. Let cool completely for at least 1 hour (can be placed in the fridge). 
  •  While the cake is cooling beat the butter and cream cheese together with a hand held or stand mixer. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat until combined and creamy.
  • Once the cake has cooled completely, remove from the fridge and let warm up on the counter for a few minutes. 
  • Gently unroll the cake from the towel and spread frosting evenly on top, leaving about a 1 inch border across the top of the cake. Gently and slowly roll the cake up again, this time without the towel. If some of the frosting pops out, that is ok! 
  • Slice into pieces and top with additional pumpkin pie spice or confectioners sugar if desired! 
  • Loosely cover with plastic wrap or store in a long Tupperware in the fridge. 
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