Libby's Pumpkin Roll

Libby's Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin cake, also called pumpkin roll, is easy to make and sure to please, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas parties. Try this pumpkin cream cheese recipe once and you'll be making it often!

45 min. prep time
10 servings
40540 Ratings



Powdered sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup LIBBY'S 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cup chopped walnuts, if desired


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar, if desired


Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan; line with parchment or waxed paper. Grease and flour paper; set aside. Arrange clean thin, cotton kitchen towel on counter; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Combine eggs and sugar in large bowl; beat until thickened. Add pumpkin; beat until well mixed. Stir in flour mixture. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched. Immediately loosen cake from edges of pan; invert onto prepared towel. Remove pan; carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake in towel while hot, starting with 10-inch side. Cool completely on wire rack.

Beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, softened butter and vanilla in small bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired..

Recipe Tip

- Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel before rolling up cake so it will not stick.

Recipe and photo courtesy of NESTLÉ® USA and

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 400

Fat: 24g

Cholesterol: 105mg

Sodium: 290mg

Carbohydrates: 41g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 7g

Recipe #13016©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

My daughter uses cheese cloths with good results. Good luck!
I make this every year at Christmas, so that every one gets their own pumpkin roll. I have tried everything, but the cake still sticks to the towel and some of the crust comes off on the towel. I have used a very thin towel, a flour sack towel, parchment paper, and even a pillow case. The pillow case seems to work the best, with lots of powdered sugar. It still sticks, but not as badly. Any suggestions? It is getting very frustrating. My grandson's girlfriend wants the recipe and I would love for her to be able to avoid this frustration.
I would give it more stars if I could, we LOVE this recipe.
I have made this recipe for years with rave reviews. It has always turned out well so I never felt the need to read the reviews...until today! I must say, Jami and Jo, you two are geniuses! I LOVE BOTH OF YOUR SUGGESTIONS! I'm going to try using Jami's suggestion and roll the cake in the parchment. If this works, you sure have saved me a huge mess...and I will owe you for life! Thanks for taking the time to leave comments!
Make at least 5 of these every year for neighbors and family-everyone loves it!
For high altitude, I made this adjustment: Added 2-3 tablespoons flour Reduced Baking Soda by 1/8 teaspoon. Reduced Baking Powder by 1/8 teaspoon Decreased Sugar by 1-2 tablespoons
Best Pumpkin Roll recipe ever. My Church friends ask for it often. I use Parchment paper in place of wax it is so much easier to get off.
this is always a hit at our house!
I use this recipe,super easy,I grease my jelly pan & add Parchment paper flatten paper by filling all corners ,then I grease & flour the paper on top ,leave a small bit of paper over the ends & bake remove from oven let set about 5 mins. in pan &roll it up using the same paper you baked on then unroll & add filling,super easy & no need to roll in a towel.
The red measurements do no come up on my printer. So went to grocery store to get it off the can of pumpkin. I hop this don't do this for anyone else. I Love this recipe.
I was running short of time so I let the baked pumpkin cool flat on the towel and then cut it in 3 pieces and layered it will the filling!! SO EASY if you are afraid of making a pumpkin roll! and always a hit!!
Fantastic treat to have for Thanksgiving week. I also make toasted cinnamon pecans to sprinkle over the roll and around the serving plate, which adds a nice autumn flavor to it as well.
I make about 10 of these every Thanksgiving and the people I give them to ask for more
This recipe truly is easy, and the cake looks very pretty when finished. Don't skimp on the powdered sugar.
turned out amazing, and the family had it gone in a day thank you for the recipe!
My mom made these every year and then passed this recipe on to me. Now my children and mom,and brothers are having me bake them. LOVE THIS RECIPE. This will be passed down to my girls so they can make them after I am gone.! Thank You for such a GREAT Recipe !!!
i added 2-4 drops of orange extract instead of vanilla, and it was excellent, made it seem a little "lighter" when eating it, and sooo refreshing.
I have made this for the past 20 years. everyone loves it. it's a staple for thanksgiving.
Love this recipe! I made my first pumpkin roll on Monday and it turned out fantastic! It was trial run for Thanksgiving. I have my freshly made pumpkin roll for tomorrow cooling. I had a slight crack but nothing that was too noticeable. I will master this without the cracks eventually! My boys who are super picky gave this rave reviews. Yum!
flavor is really good, the pumpkin shines. pretty to look at as well. easy to make.
I have always made this for my family and the really enjoy every bite of it...its quite simple to make...
Always wanted to make pumkin rolls but was afarid it was to hard. I made this recipe today they turn out awesome. They were alot easier to roll then I thought took some advice from some of the other comments has np problem with the filling gushing out.
This cake was delicious!! I made it for Thanksgiving, and there was none left. However, I only added 2/3 cups sugar to the cake, and added an extra 1/4 cup pumpkin. Also, for the frosting, I added a little more milk to make it more creamy. It was very good and delicious though.
I make this pumpkin roll every holiday, and Birthdays and it is the best out there! I usually double stuff it with the cream cheese and walnut filling tho.
I make this for every Holiday and some Birthday's and everyone lovesit!! It is for sure the best pumpkin roll out there. I usually double stuff it with the cream cheese filling tho.
My mother has made these since i was a kid, and now i am making them for my family! love them!! They are delicious! Highly Recommended!
I have made this multiple times and always to rave reviews. Highly recommend you try this recipe!
I have been making these for years! I make several for the holidays starting with Thanksgiving and freeze them, this makes slicing so much easier. I can slice off what I need and keep the rest frozen, doesn't take long for it to thaw and be enjoyed. One thing is that the cake always cracks, sometime splitting completely when unrolling, not sure why but it doesn't affect the flavor
I have been making these pumpkin rolls for years. I add crushed walnuts to some for a twist. I slice them and freeze them so that they can be pulled out and thawed with ease.
I love the pumpkin roll...I made it with my daughter before and everyone who ate it said it was delicious...
I have beeen making this for years - my family requests it instead of pumpkin pie. It freezes well and since a large can o pumpkin makes many rolls, I usually have one in the freezer from Thanksgiving until after Christmas.
THis is really not difficult to make, just time consuming. Preparation of the pans and towels before beginning is key. 1 Large can of Libby's pumpkin makes 5 rolls.
I have been doing this roll for about 8 years and my kids love it. Gotta watch the calories though. Definitely not for a low fat diet. I also freeze my sliced rolls and put them in Tupperware to protect flavor. They come out awesome with a little defrost and are even great a little frozen.
I make this recipe every year for friends. Everyone loves it.
So easy to make and was so good! It rolled excellently and tasted even better! I left out the nuts. Great for something other than pumpkin pie for a desert.
this recipe is fantastic!!!!!!!!!
I have made this Pumpkin Roll for years, and it's delicious. I highly recommend it!
This recipe is AMAZING and a great alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. It's now become a family tradition and I've been told that I MUST make these during the holidays. The count to make this year is a minimum of 5! The only downside is that the roll is a bit tricky to perfect, but with a recipe this good, no one really cares what it looks like.
I made this pumpkin roll for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it even the children. It was an instant family favorite that I'll be making for years to come.
Easy to make, and spices were just right!
Tips for ease: Use a 100% cotton flat wrinkle free kitchen dish towel.
Using a sifter, cover the towel liberally with powdered sugar--about 1/4 inch. The more powdered sugar on the towel, the easier it is to unroll the pumpkin roll without cracks. Make sure you allow the roll to cool for at least 30 to 35 minutes before unrolling. If the roll should crack...not to worry....sprinkle the roll with powdered sugar and nobody will see the crack.
I have made this pumpkin roll many times. It is requested often at family gatherings and work parties. The first time I made it I was concerned how strong the pumpkin flavor would be. I'm a fan of pumpkin bread, but don't care for the overpowering flavor/texture like in a traditional pumpkin pie. It passed with flying colors. Can't get enough of it!!!
This has been my Mom's request for her Christmas Eve birthday cake for years now. We all love it!
A very simple and sweet treat that was basic to make,and not too complicated to make.The filling is very sweet,and I did double mine to add extra filling.My grandchildren who are all under 6 loved this roll.
When I have made Pumpkin roll, I have baked 5 rolls at a time and freeze some of the rolls. When I have company I just take it out of the freezer thaw it and serve. My guests and family really love it.

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