Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Butter Cream

4.93 from 13 votes

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Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Butter Cream –
This holiday dessert was sent to us by Amy from Neenah, Wisconsin. Her Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Butter Cream features a filling of mascarpone cheese and heavy cream, laced with crystallized ginger. Perfect for fall and the holidays, this Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Butter Cream is certain to be a hit with your family and guests. Thank you, Amy, for sharing this fantastic recipe with the Platter Talk Reader’s Circle!





Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Butter Cream

4.93 from 13 votes
Recipe by Ina Garten
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


For the cake

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin, not pie filling
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, plus extra for dusting

For the filling

  • 12 ounces Italian mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup minced dried crystallized ginger, not in syrup
  • Pinch kosher salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 18 by 1-inch sheet pan. Line the pan with parchment paper and grease and flour the paper.
  • In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt and stir to combine. Place the eggs and granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes, until light yellow and thickened. With the mixer on low, add the pumpkin, then slowly add the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Finish mixing the batter by hand with a rubber spatula. Pour into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake the cake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the top springs back when gently touched.
  • While the cake is baking, lay out a clean, thin cotton dish towel on a flat surface and sift the entire 1/4 cup of confectioners' sugar evenly over it. (This will prevent the cake from sticking to the towel.) As soon as you remove the cake from the oven, loosen it around the edges and invert it squarely onto the prepared towel. Peel away the parchment paper. With a light touch, roll the warm cake and the towel together (don't press!) starting at the short end of the cake. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, make the filling. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the mascarpone, confectioners' sugar, and cream together for about a minute, until light and fluffy. Stir in the crystallized ginger, and salt.
  • To assemble, carefully unroll the cake onto a board with the towel underneath. Spread the cake evenly with the filling. Reroll the cake in a spiral using the towel as a guide. Remove the towel and trim the ends to make a neat edge. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve sliced.
  • Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/pumpkin-roulade-with-ginger-buttercream-recipe.html?oc=linkback


Calories: 479kcal, Carbohydrates: 63g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 109mg, Sodium: 301mg, Potassium: 108mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 51g, Vitamin A: 4314IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 92mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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    1. Thanks, Mindy; our family loves this one and the kids ask for it every fall. Thank you for dropping by Platter Talk.