Emerson’s Pumpkin Roll Recipe, from the Libby’s canned pumpkin label
One of the most popular desserts we serve at Emerson are pumpkin rolls! Our Nutrition and Food Services team (including Keli in the above pre-pandemic photo!) has made the rolls every Thanksgiving for patients, staff and visitors for nearly a decade, including this year.
We are pleased to share with you the recipe, as provided by our Nutrition Services team. They are a delightful holiday season treat.
If you wuldd like to make this recipe more healthy, visit our Healthy Holiday Recipe Guide to learn how to make substitutions for healthy ingredients.
- 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
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 cup chopped walnuts, if desired
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Powdered sugar, if desired
Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking 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 13-15 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, 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. Slice into one-inch rolls and enjoy!