Sweeten Your Holiday With This Thanksgiving Recipe

View of pumpkin cake roll with white filling and powdered-sugar topping.

If you’re on the hunt for a new holiday dessert, look no further than our Pumpkin Swiss Roll. It’s sweet, scrumptious and a great item to gobble up on Thanksgiving. Gather some friends around the kitchen table to help you prepare a dish that continues to delight our guests.

What you’ll need:

Note: Measurement in grams and milliliters below for precision purposes. Serves about 16.

  • All Purpose Flour, Sieved (188 grams)
  • Baking Powder (3 grams)
  • Baking Soda (4 grams)
  • Cinnamon, Ground (8 grams)
  • Ginger, Ground (6 grams)
  • Nutmeg, Ground (2.5 grams)
  • Cloves, Ground (1.5 grams)
  • Salt (8 grams)
  • Eggs (6 whole eggs)
  • Sugar (360 grams)
  • Pumpkin Puree (380 grams)
  • Vanilla Extract (10 ml)
  • Cream Cheese, Softened (680 grams)
  • Butter, Softened (227 grams)
  • Powdered Sugar, Sieved (390 grams)
  • Vanilla Extract (10 ml)
  • Salt (10 grams)
Garnish (optional)

Consider using ready-made almond brittle.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Cake:
    – In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
    – In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and sugar together. Whisk in pumpkin puree and vanilla extract until smooth.
    – Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.
    – Pour batter onto baking sheet and smooth with a spatula. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven.
    – Carefully remove cake from pan by holding onto the parchment paper. Roll cake up, short end to short end. Let cool completely.
  3.  Filling:
    – Mix all ingredients until smooth.
    – Unroll cake and spread the filling. Roll cake up, peeling back the parchment paper as you go.
    – Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  4. Garnish:
    – Dust with powdered sugar and optional ready-made almond brittle.

Have you indulged in our Pumpkin Swiss Roll while sailing the seas with Holland America Line? What Thanksgiving desserts do you love most? Share in the comments below.


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