Washington Pumpkin Nut Roll

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Pumpkin farms are a big deal in WA and every Oct. we try and visit at least one in our area. Last year my 18 & 20 year old DDs and I made the trek, and even took a tramp through a corn maze. This is a simple but elegant dessert which I like to bring to parties. Have a dish towel, dusted with powdered sugar ready for when the cake comes out of the oven. I have hurried the cooling process by putting my cake on the back porch in the winter!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. CAKE.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Line and spray or grease, a 15"x10" jelly roll pan.
  4. Stir or sift together dry ingredients, set aside.
  5. Beat eggs 5 minutes.
  6. Beat in sugar gradually.
  7. Beat in pumpkin and lemon juice,just until mixed.
  8. Fold in dry ingredients.
  9. Pour into pan and level the batter.
  10. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the batter.
  11. Bake 15 minutes.
  12. Cool 3-4 minutes.
  13. Lay a tea towel dusted with powdered sugar on your counter.
  14. Flip the cake out onto the towel, nuts side down.
  15. Gently peel off the lining.
  16. Starting at the short end, carefully roll up the cake, but not too tightly.
  17. Place the cake on a rack until cool, about 45 minutes.
  18. Prepare filling.
  19. FILLING.
  20. Beat together all the filling ingredients except the whipped cream.
  21. Fold in whipped cream.
  22. When the cake is cool, place it on a cookie sheet and unroll.
  23. Sread filling over cake leaving an inch bare at one end.
  24. Roll cake back up, not too tightly.
  25. Place on your serving dish and dust with powdered sugar.


Most Helpful

I usually pass on jelly rolls, becuase they are usually stuffed with jams or jellies and just too boring for me to bother...but, this one, pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling??? What's NOT to like??? Another great post, TIP: Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick. I make two whenever I make it and leave one in the freezer wrapped well. This way, I am never without something to bring to a friend's house when I visit! I also keep a container of Cool Whip in the freezer with it. I made this for REVIEW MY RECIPE SEPT-OCT 2013..... Thank you!!! Happy Cooking! Grpa

CHEF GRPA September 23, 2013

This is a very nice version of pumpkin roll. I've made others before but I really like the addition of the citrus juices, (I actually was so inspired I added some grated rind from the orange also!) The citrus is a great compliment to the pumpkin!

CHRISSYG October 03, 2005

I really enjoyed putting this roll together & the resulting taste is very, very satisfying! I did take a tip from the previous reviewer & added a generous tablespoon of minced orange zest to the filling! Served this to a group we had over & it was a huge success, prompting me to put it on my cooking schedule again 10 days from now! Thanks for sharing this very nice recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike November 14, 2010

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