I feel incredibly naive in admitting that I thought my pumpkin roll recipe was the only recipe. I got it from an ad in a magazine sponsored by (who else?) Libby’s. I started surfing Pinterest and found all of these incredible variations, and I just had to share them.
I think pumpkin roll should be awarded The Most Versatile Dessert Award!
So pull out your aprons and warm up your ovens, cause you’re going to want to get cooking after you read all of these recipes!
This recipe comes from a Croatian blog called Sweet Sensation. The cake looked basically the same, but the filling calls for marscapone cheese, orange zest and orange liqueur. I think it’s worth the effort to convert from metric just to try this out! And I love the way she placed chocolate stars on it!
Frankly, I think adding gingerbread and eggnog into this traditional holiday recipe is nothing short of ingenious. As a bonus, Gingerbread Pumpkin Roll, by Cheeky Kitchen, looks super simple to make. I will be trying this soon!
I have to admit I’m fascinated with how many ways the cake recipe can be varied. This recipe from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks calls for pumpkin pie spice, rather than cinnamon and nutmeg, and a teaspoon of lemon juice. But the real star of this show is in the icing – apple butter!!!
Even though there is no pumpkin and no cream cheese involved, I love love love this literal translation of Pumpkin Rolls from They Are Crafty! I can’t wait to make these adorable rolls for Thanksgiving!
I couldn’t resist adding this last pumpkin roll that I found on Pinterest, even though it’s a dead link. I think this is the most beautifully decorated pumpkin roll I’ve ever seen. How many hours do you suppose it took the baker to decorate this? I’d love to give props to the original creator of this thing of beauty. If that’s you, let me know!
***Soap Box Moment: When you are visiting a blog, and you want to Pin what you see, don’t click on the picture so that it’s on a screen by itself. Pinning from the picture by itself creates a dead link. The purpose of Pinterest is to be able to link back to a great craft you’re inspired to recreate in your home, or a yummy recipe you want to try. By creating a dead link, all you’ve done is put a picture on your board that does nothing for you or anyone else. Pin Responsibly, people! :Soap Box Moment Over***
I hope you’re inspired to try your hand at making a pumpkin roll, regardless of the recipe. If you’re an old hand at it, maybe you’ve seen a recipe here that’s intrigued you to try something new. I know I can’t wait to try a few of these out soon. Who knows, maybe I’ll find I have a new favorite!