This Pumpkin Blossom Cake is a Roll-Up Pumpkin Cake recipe. This cake is perfect for fall celebrations!

For more pumpkin goodness, I recommend this Pumpkin Delight, these Baked Pumpkin Donuts, and these Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

A close-up shot of Pumpkin Blossom Cake

Pumpkin Blossom Cake

I love pumpkin rolls, but I have to admit, I don’t always have the time or patience to prepare them the right way.  Plus, I’ve had way too many of them crack and tear on me. I came up with this blossom cake as my no-fail pumpkin roll dessert. Here’s why I like to prepare these blossom cakes or roll up cakes instead:

  • If the cake cracks, no problem! The other layers and frosting have you covered!
  • It’s really SO easy to make. I promise it’ll become your new favorite cake.
  • It’s so pretty. It could even be a centerpiece. I plan on making this for Thanksgiving this year.
  • It tastes Ah-Mazing, another reason it’s my new favorite cake.

Pumpkin Blossom Cake on a serving platter

This pumpkin cake is very easy to mix up, bake, slice, and assemble. For all you visual learners like me, here’s how I made it:

  • For more detailed instructions, see the recipe below.

A collage of process shots of making Pumpkin Blossom Cake with text overlay for Pinterest

Putting the pumpkin cake all together is a snap. Here’s how I roll:

A collage of process shots showing how to assemble a Pumpkin Blossom Cake with text overlay for Pinterest

Cook’s Note:

  • Don’t worry if the cake cracks or tears while rolling. Just breathe and press on slowly. This cake is very forgiving, especially since the layers and outer coat of frosting cover mistakes very well.
  • The Whipped Cream & Cream Cheese Frosting is my all-time favorite frosting. It is light on sugar which allows the cream and cream cheese flavors to really come through. If you like your frosting sweeter, feel free to add up to 1/2 cup more powdered sugar.

A roll-up Pumpkin Cake on a plate

Pumpkin blossom cake on a serving plate with text overlay for Pinterest
5 from 3 votes

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Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
8 Servings

Ingredients
  

For the Cake:

  • 1 cup cake flour sifted
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree

For the Whipped Cream & Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 - 8 ounce block cream cheese at room temperature
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream chilled

Instructions

For the Cake:

  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray 18- by 13-inch rimmed baking sheet (a half sheet pan) with non-stick cooking spray, line with parchment paper and spray the parchment lightly with another layer of non-stick cooking spray.
  • Whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl; set aside. With electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium-high speed, beat eggs and sugar until pale yellow and thick, 6 to 10 minutes. Add pumpkin and mix on low until incorporated. Fold in flour mixture until just combined and no flour streaks remain. Pour batter into prepared pan and evenly spread. Bake until cake is firm and springs back when touched, about 15 minutes. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, run a paring knife around edge of cake to loosen. Move pan to a wire rack until cooled completely, about 1 hour.

For the Whipped Cream & Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Add the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low until combined, then increase speed to medium-high and beat until smooth & creamy, about 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a small bowl; set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add the chilled cream and beat until stiff speaks form. Add the cream cheese mixture and mix on low until just combined.

To Assemble:

  • Use a paring knife to cut the cake into 4 even pieces running the width of the cake (see image above). Use a small spatula to loosen each cake piece from the parchment.
  • Spread each piece with a generous portion of the frosting, about 1/2 cup on each piece.
  • Starting with the first piece of cake, gently tuck the cake into a roll. Line the end seam up with the beginning of the next piece of cake and roll. Repeat with the remaining cake strips.
  • Place the cake on a cake plate or pedestal and cover with the remaining frosting, leaving the top uncovered. Chill the cake for at least 3 hours before serving.

Notes

Pumpkin Cake adapted from Cook's Country & the Whipped Cream & Cream Cheese Frosting is a Food Folks and Fun original!

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3 Comments

  1. Yum! This is one of our favorite recipes! My family and I love this! I can’t wait to make this again!

  2. It is perfect recipe to try in a pumpkin season.. looks really tempting.

  3. Roll-up cakes always seemed tricky to make – but you totally make it feel do-able. And brilliant idea to have that final outer coat of frosting, to perfectly hide any cracks (which always seems to be a problem lol)! What a delicious celebration of pumpkin season – and perfect for Thanksgiving!