Stella Green’s Pumpkin Rolls


This pumpkin roll is very reminiscent of a jelly roll and oh so good.


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup canned or fresh pumpkin
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Powdered sugar for sprinkling
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


Step 1

Beat 3 eggs for 5 minutes. Blend in 1 cup of sugar and stir in 1 cup canned or fresh pumpkin. Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

Step 2

In separate bowl stir together: 3/4 Cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger, ½ teaspoon nutmeg and ½ teaspoon salt.

Step 3

Fold dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture. Spread onto greased and floured 10x15 jelly roll pan. Top with 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional).

Step 4

Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.

Step 5

Frosting: blend and melt together the cup of powdered sugar, 8 oz cream cheese, 4 tablespoons of butter and ½ teaspoon of vanilla.

Step 6

Turn out onto a clean kitchen towel (with another layer of plastic wrap if you like) and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Roll it in the towel and let cool for several hours, then frost. Slice in discs to serve.


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