How to Make a Walnut Pumpkin Cake Roll with Ricotta Butter Cream

A pumpkin roll is a fall favorite in our home. And this recipe is packed with pumpkin goodness, a sweet, smooth ricotta cream, and is baked to perfection. Deliciously spiced, moist, and irresistibly decadent – this pumpkin roll recipe will have you craving for more.

pumpkin recipe

There’s something about the leaves changing colors, and the breeze slowly picking up that gets me craving all things pumpkin. Seriously, it’s what gets me through my summertime sadness. Give me all the pumpkin. Especially, when it comes in the form of a jelly roll cake and is filled with delicious, sweet ricotta cream. Excuse me while I wipe away my drool.


For the roll: 

  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/2 cup walnuts


  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup powder sugar +  3 Tbsp for the top
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 Tbsp softened unsalted butter