Grandmas Pumpkin Roll With Cream Cheese Filling
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Grandma’s Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

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Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make!

Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make!

Just like the title suggests, this is my grandma’s Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe! As you can imagine, this recipe is a bit nostalgic, especially since she has gone home to be with the Lord! It brings back childhood memories of visiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas – she always had fabulous sweet treats for us, and this was one of them!

Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make!

This is my first attempt at this recipe. To be honest, I’ve always been intimidated by it. Much like I’ve done with other recipes, I conjured up the idea that this was going to take hours to make and be extremely difficult! I’m happy to report quite the contrary – it’s very easy to make!

Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make!

I was so intent on following the recipe that I forgot to spray the wax paper. Thankfully it separated from the cake just fine!

Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make! The recipe said to roll in a towel and then cool. I was a bit hesitant about this step, especially since I never watched my grandma make this recipe. But, I decided that if it was in her directions I’d better not skip this step! Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make! Rolling it before it cools gives it the shape it needs. The edges look a bit curly when you unroll it to add the cream cheese filling, but that won’t stop you from spreading it to the edges! Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make!

Looking for easy desserts? Look no further than this Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling recipe. Not only does it melt in your mouth but you’ll fool your guests into thinking it took hours to make!

It’s been years since I’ve had a pumpkin roll, and the finished product tastes just as I remembered! Plus, I was able to introduce a new recipe to Trent!

This is the perfect dessert to take to a party. Not only will your friends and family love the taste, they’ll also think it took hours to make! Shhh…it’ll be our little secret!

 


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60 Comments

  1. Candy
    Candy10-31-2013

    I am VERY impressed!! I never tried to make this recipe of hers. She always intimidated me with her wonderful skills in the kitchen. Cooking and baking for others was her love language and we all loved her dearly for the legacy that she has left us.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson10-31-2013

      Well thanks! You should definitely try to make it because it looks a lot harder to make than it really is!

      I agree – cooking was her love language! I’m thankful that she shared her wonderful recipes with us!

      • Joanne
        Joanne12-11-2016

        Love to make things ahead for the holidays and this sounds so good. Can I freeze it.

        • Tshanina Peterson
          Tshanina Peterson12-12-2016

          You sure can. In fact, I’ve frozen mine for a couple months. Just make sure to wrap it in cling wrap and then foil!

  2. Cathy
    Cathy11-13-2013

    Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. Your post will be featured at the TGIF Link Party this week and was pinned to the TGIF Party Board! I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!
    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-13-2013

      Thanks for hosting the party and featuring my Pumpkin Roll Cathy!

      I appreciate you stopping by and letting me know!

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  5. stenny
    stenny11-27-2013

    Thank you do much for sharing your recipe with me. It was so easy to make and delicious to eat.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-27-2013

      Stenny,
      Thank you for your encouragement! I’m so excited to hear that you enjoyed the Pumpkin Roll, and I appreciate you letting me know!

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  8. Frankie
    Frankie09-17-2014

    Just so you know, you can wrap these well in plastic wrap, then in foil and freeze for later in the holidays.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson09-18-2014

      Thanks so much for the tip, Frankie!

  9. Shelly
    Shelly09-30-2014

    This looks like a yummy cake. I think my family will love it. Thanks!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson10-01-2014

      It sure is, Shelly! I think your family will love it too! :O)

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  11. Kate @KateMovingForward
    Kate @KateMovingForward11-13-2014

    This looks soo delicious! Pinned for the future! :) Coming from Blogging on the Side…

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-14-2014

      Just wait until you try it, Kate!

      Thanks for stopping by, pinning and commenting!

  12. shelley baquol
    shelley baquol11-16-2014

    i just made your pumpkin rol recipe it looks so good, can’t wait to try it. i saved this recipe to my favorites for in the future if it turns out.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-17-2014

      I hope you enjoyed it, Shelley!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Brittany
    Brittany11-23-2014

    This is wonderful! I just made it, so simple and so delicious! I love to bake but am not so good at it! This roll came out perfectly!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-23-2014

      I’m thrilled to hear that it turned out so well, Brittany! I’m all about simple food that tastes great.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  14. Misty
    Misty11-23-2014

    has anyone used parchment paper instead of wax paper?

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-23-2014

      I’ve haven’t, Misty, but I’m sure it would work just as well!

  15. Patricia
    Patricia11-24-2014

    I’m new to pumpkin rolls and baking…. What type of flour? I’ve ran across many different types. All purpose, self rising, cake flour… Forgive me for my ignorance.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-24-2014

      No problem at all, Patricia! You’re right, there are tons of different types of flour. I used self rising flour for this recipe!

      Welcome to the world of baking – I hope you’ll have a blast making this pumpkin roll!

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  17. theresa
    theresa11-26-2014

    How long do you cool this before adding cream cheese? I tried this once before and it fell apart. Tasted delicious tho! I’m assuming I didn’t let it cool long enoigh..

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-26-2014

      Hi Theresa,
      I would definitely wait at least 2-3 hours (or until completely cool) before adding the filling. If you need to fill it quicker, you could try putting it in the refrigerator to chill.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Tammy
    Tammy11-27-2014

    Yah!!! So excited. I made the pumpkin roll to take to my in-laws for Thanksgiving!! It is beautiful and tastes AMAZING!! I added a little cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to my filling!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-28-2014

      That’s wonderful, Tammy! Thanks for letting me know.

  19. Emily
    Emily11-27-2014

    Just made this and it looks delicious! Quick question… my filling was kind of runny, so it didn’t look pretty and tightly rolled like yours. Suggestions?

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-28-2014

      Emily, if you haven’t already put it on your roll, you could thicken up your filling by adding a bit more confectioner’s sugar. If you’ve already put it on your roll, you could place it in the fridge. (This might thicken it up and keep the roll tight.)

      I hope you enjoyed your pumpkin roll!

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  21. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books12-12-2014

    This looks delicious! Your Grandma’s recipe sounds wonderful! =)
    Pinning!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson12-12-2014

      Thanks, Melissa…it sure is!

      I appreciate you spreading the love by pinning it!

  22. Andrea E. Williams
    Andrea E. Williams12-24-2014

    I tried this recipe and I love it! It’s very easy! I had never made any kind of cake roll before trying this recipe, so I was a little concerned at first, but after making it, and it turning out great, my confidence was boosted! :-)

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson12-27-2014

      I’m so excited to hear that, Andrea! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know!

  23. Mallorie
    Mallorie12-24-2014

    I just tried to make your recipe but my filling came out dark and lumpy…how did you make it look so perfect??

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson12-27-2014

      I’m sorry to hear that, Mallorie!

      To keep it from being lumpy, next time try mixing the cream cheese, butter and vanilla, then slowly add the powdered sugar.

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  27. Aaron
    Aaron10-18-2015

    So this recipe did not work for me at all, and I have no idea what went wrong, it just wouldnt cook, after 20 minutes in at 375 I thought it would be enough so I tried to take it off the wax paper and it just stuck to it… and I put a lot of pam on it, so what happened that all of you guys had an easy time of it but mine turned into a gooey mess that I had to throw out…

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson10-19-2015

      I’m so sorry to hear that it didn’t turn out for you, Aaron!

  28. Holly Bingeman
    Holly Bingeman10-22-2015

    This looks so good! I remember having something like this when I was young and loving it. I’ll have to try it! Pumpkin + cream cheese….mmm!

    Thanks for sharing on Monday Funday!

    ~Holly
    Creatively Living

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson10-24-2015

      You’re oh so right, Holly. can’t go wrong with pumpkin and cream cheese! :o)

  29. Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog
    Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog10-25-2015

    This looks fabulous! Love recipes that make us think of our loved ones. I just made homemade Applesauce tonight and it reminded me so much of my great Grandma. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – hope to see you again next week.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson10-28-2015

      I do too, Chelsea! :O)

  30. Monica
    Monica11-25-2015

    are the ingredients enough just for 1 roll or more?

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-25-2015

      Yes, Monica!

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  34. Cathy
    Cathy11-22-2016

    I am 61 years old and this is the first time I made a Pumpkin Roll. It was easy and so delicious!! I’m anxious for Thanksgiving day to surprise my family and see what everyone says. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-22-2016

      Oh how that makes me smile, Cathy!

      Thank you so much for sharing!

  35. Trista
    Trista11-23-2016

    So I made this today with a few changes. Brown sugar instead of white, a whole tsp cinnamon, a couple tablespoons of real maple syrup, and a whole cup of fresh pumpkin. The batter was thinner so I baked it for longer on a lower temp. For the filing, I added more butter because, butter. I also whipped it make it fluffy and light. Because of the extra moisture in my cake, it stuck to the tea towe quite a bit so I don’t think I’ll use that method again. Anyway, incredibly moist and rich! Great recipe!!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson11-29-2016

      Good for you for mixing up the recipe…that’s the best way to cook!

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