Pumpkin Spice Roll


Pumpkin Spice Roll

This classic pinwheel dessert combines the fall flavors of pumpkin and nutmeg with cream cheese! Serve it with some hot cider or coffee after dinner.

Making pumpkin spice desserts is one of the best ways to welcome fall leaves and chilly September days. We are in love with this easy pumpkin roll recipe. This simple fall dessert idea takes moments to make.  Sweet and spicy at the same time, these pumpkin rolls with cream cheese filling are a classic pinwheel dessert. Serve these sweets with some hot, spiced cider or coffee after a day of apple picking.

From the Chef: This unique pinwheel dessert pairs particularly well with after-dinner coffee. I like to cut a few slices beforehand and arrange them on a serving platter. They look so appealing that guests simply can't resist.
- Addie Gundry

This recipe is from RecipeLion's 103 Cookbook series, Festive Holiday Recipes: 103 Must-Make Dishes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve Everyone Will Love.


Preparation Time30 min

Chilling Time1 hr

Cooking Time13 min


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. For the cake: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly coat a rimmed 18 x 13-inch baking sheet with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Add the pumpkin puree and eggs and mix well.

  3. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until the cake is set and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  4. Remove the cake from the oven and while the cake is still hot, carefully lift up with the parchment from the baking sheet and place on a work surface. Using the parchment paper, roll the cake up jelly roll–style starting at the narrow end of the cake. Set on a wire rack until cool, about 20 minutes.

  5. For the filling: While the cake is cooling, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar until fluffy.

  6. Carefully unroll the cake, spread the frosting evenly over the surface, and reroll the cake, removing the parchment as you roll. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  7. For the topping: Mix together the powdered sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the pumpkin roll, then slice and serve.

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I love the smell of sage cooking it starts the fallwinter season for me, if course pumpkin spices are another one.

Definitely the best pumpkin sweet recipe I have tasted! Those flavors all combined into one perfect warming and comforting roll particularly in the cool weather we were having last week. I am a novice baker but I am happy to say that it turned out just fine so a big thank you to Addie Gundry for a really good recipe :)

I like to use cinnamon in my fall recipes.

This combination sounds wonderful, but overabundance of like-spices foods and smells make it something I save for another time. I love the garlic and herb flavors in Fall.

I really like nutmeg, not just in the fall, but year round. It is so warm, rich and delicious!

Wow, I love this recipe. Most pumpkin roll recipes have you roll the pumpkin in a towel. I always doing that. It just feels gross to me, even with a new towel. This recipe uses parchment paper. I love that! I made 6 of these to give to guests at Thanksgiving dinner. The roll itself was wonderful. There is such a great flavor to this. This will now be my go-to recipe for pumpkin rolls!

Sounds good, but I do not think I will try it this year.

mmm going to have to try this

would love one of these

I love using different dressing recipes during the year.

Sounds delish but a lot of ingredients!

i love cardamon and fresh grated nutmeg!

Mostly cinnamon and ginger. And they are both good for you! This recipe looks tempting.

I like to use cinnamon and cloves a lot in the fall.


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