My Nana was a stunning cook and was dependably up for including me in her kitchen. She'd roost me on a bar stool and next to each other, I'd take in her ability and copy her procedures as well as could be expected. Regardless of my young age she without a doubt had a colossal measure of trust in me. She never scrutinized my capacity to utilize a blade or expel prepared products from a steaming broiler. I was her sous cook and amid our heat a-thons, I was dealt with like a grown-up – not a 7 year old child with a permed mullet and retainer. 

There is no doubt that I acquired my hurricane styling of heating from her. We would tear up her kitchen and uncover our direction hours after the fact. However, she likewise imparted a boldness with nourishment that I will perpetually be appreciative for. How long graders do you realize that can whip out an immaculate pumpkin move with next to zero direction?

For as long as I can recall, Thanksgiving was essentially synonymous with Pumpkin Rolls. We would set aside a weekend and efficiently wrench out around 30 Pumpkin Rolls that Nana would give away as occasion endowments to companions, family and kindred church individuals. 

Right up 'til the present time, those Pumpkin Roll filled days are some of my fondest adolescence recollections. Nana regularly heated and cooked from memory, so I don't have her correct Pumpkin Roll formula, however I do recall her "doctoring up" the Libby's formula with mystery fixings, which I am entirely sure was pumpkin pie flavor, so that is essentially what I've accomplished for a considerable length of time with delightful results. 

I trust you'll join Katie and I in the current week's vacation formula trade supported by Chicago Metallic. We can hardly wait to peruse through your vacation heated merchandise! Make certain to go to Good Life Eats and look at Katie's formula for Mini Cranberry-Walnut Tarts.



  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree (Libby’s)


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle a clean tea towel with powdered sugar. Set pan and towel aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat eggs, vanilla and sugar until thick.
  4. Add in pumpkin and mix to combine.
  5. Stir in flour mixture.
  6. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched.
  8. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.
  9. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract until smooth.
  10. Carefully unroll cake; remove towel.
  11. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake.
  12. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour.


  • Store prepared Pumpkin Roll in refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also wrap tightly in a layer of plastic wrap and then foil and store in freezer for up to one month. Remove frozen Pumpkin Roll to room temperature one hour before serving
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