Libby’s Pumpkin Roll is easy, yet so impressive looking (and tasting)!
Libby’s Pumpkin Roll has been on our table every Thanksgiving for many years now. My 24 year-old daughter also makes it, and takes it to get-togethers.
Someone brought it to a family Thanksgiving gathering. I thought it looked so pretty, and tasted even better!
I must say that I was impressed with the appearance, above anything. I mean, you can make a pumpkin cake and top it with cream cheese frosting, but to roll it up like this makes it look so complicated.
A jelly roll or roulade like this isn’t that hard to make. Don’t be intimidated, go ahead and try it, you’ll be glad you did.
The first time I made this it turned out great and it wasn’t at all difficult to make. I used to use a regular cookie sheet, but I have since bought two jelly roll pans. It is much easier to make a jelly roll cake in a jelly roll pan. Makes sense, right?
I use towels that are made of cotton and not terry cloth. I just think they work better. I also use them to wring out spinach and stuff of that nature. I keep them in a kitchen drawer and they are used for food only.
Don’t worry if your cake cracks a little. Just roll it up and let it cool. When you unroll it and put the frosting on it just carefully roll it back up and refrigerate it for a few hours and it will look fine. As you can see in some of the photos, mine had a little crack, no big deal!