11 Crazy Delicious Pumpkin Roll Recipes
Time and again, pumpkin—the most trendy of fall flavors—continues to surprise and delight with the endless amount of tasty treats derived from it. From breads to pies to cheesecakes, there is seriously no limit on the delicious creations fostered by this glorious gourd (we’ve come a far way from merely relying on pumpkins for decor and carving). But one dessert in particular seems to take the festive flavor to the next level, while simultaneously frightening potential patrons away with just its look: the pumpkin roll. The delicately rolled dish can be intimidating to those afraid of making a mistake and ending up with a heap of cake crumbles. But, from those brave enough to have mastered the technique, we have been reassured that it’s not nearly as daunting as it seems.
Simple tips like 1) always using parchment paper, 2) rolling the cake while still warm and 3) chilling the roll before cutting into it for guests help first-time pumpkin roll bakers avoid common mistakes. The pumpkin roll is great for holiday parties and family gatherings, and you can customize it with a variety of other flavors and ingredients such as cinnamon, chocolate and caramel. Here are some amazingly tasty pumpkin roll recipes to wow your friends and family with this year.
Spiced Pumpkin Praline Roll
Sugar, spice and everything nice! This pumpkin roll has all of the pumpkin spice flavor you've been craving since last year.
Gingerbread Pumpkin Roll
Another seasonal dynamic duo—gingerbread and pumpkin—paired up in one dessert. This cake is perfect for when you want to impress guests with your use of quintessential fall flavors.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Roll
When you don't want to sacrifice your chocolate addiction during the hoiday season no matter what, this chocolate-laden pumpkin roll is what you've been dreaming for.
Pumpkin Roll Cake with Caramel and Toffee
As the queen of Southern cooking, Paula Deen might just deliver the most decadent cake on the list. With rum, caramel and toffee, it's needless to say that this pumpkin roll is everything you need.
Classic Pumpkin Roll
This classic pumpkin roll is a sure bet to impress your guests, especially with its decadent sweet cream cheese filling!
Pumpkin Roll with Maple Cream Cheese Filling
A hint of maple in the smooth cream cheese filling gives this pumpkin roll a subtle flavor that strays from the classics. It's perfect if you want to veer a little from the traditional pumpkin roll, but not too far.
White Chocolate Pumpkin Roll Cake
This cake branches out in flavor and form with white chocolate filling (and drizzle!) and a larger-than-normal style—nonetheless, this pumpkin roll cake is just mouthwatering!
Pecan Pumpkin Roll Cake
Sprinkling chopped pecans onto the cake batter right before it goes in the oven is the secret behind this slightly crunchy pumpkin roll, giving it a little something extra as far as texture.
Cinnamon Pumpkin Roll with Chocolate Filling
An Italian twist on a traditional pumpkin roll courtesy of our favorite Italian lady, Giada De Laurentiis. Cinnamon and chocolate give this cake its own style.
Traditional Pumpkin Roll
Caramel Pumpkin Cake Roll
Caramel ganache, along with whipped cream cheese filling, makes this pumpkin roll stand out in the crowd. The caramel flavor perfectly compliments the pumpkin, making one unstoppable duo.