There are pumpkin rolls, and then there is THIS pumpkin roll recipe! This cake has a soft pumpkin flavored sponge cake that wraps around the creamiest coconut filling. You will never want another pumpkin roll recipe again!
When I was a young bride, I spent lots of time and effort trying to make my husband’s favorite foods. He told me early on that he didn’t like spinach, so I avoided all foods with spinach. He didn’t like things too spicy, so I always kept the heat in check. He loved a good steak, so I spent time researching how to make the perfect steak. I catered to his tastes because I loved him.
Then kids came along. I found myself switching my focus from my husband to my three little foodies. I never served anything spicy or with cheese (my daughter is not a cheese eater, strange right?). I only served the basic vegetables; broccoli, carrots, and green beans because that’s what the kids preferred and we ate lots of pasta because it was their favorite.
Eventually, I got tired of the “catering business.” I decided my tastes were important too. Brussels sprouts were served instead of green beans. Spicy Buffalo Chicken Cobbler was dished up instead of a tamer dinner item . Cheesy pasta was on the menu more often than pasta with red sauce on the side. In summation, I took charge of dinner.
Dessert is different. I am happy to oblige the tastes of my family, largely because their tastes mirror my preferences. When my family asks if I can make a pumpkin roll because it’s their favorite dessert, I say give me until the end of the day! Pumpkin roll is one of my all time favorite treats too!
I had to break from tradition with this recipe. The pumpkin cake is pretty standard, but the filling is better! I’m not a huge fan of frostings and fillings made with cream cheese. That is why this recipe has toasted coconut buttercream filling instead! Coconut and pumpkin work amazingly well together. The toasted coconut’s nutty tastefully compliments the spiced cake. The tender cake and creamy filling is one delightful mouthful!
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 487 Total Fat 23g Saturated Fat 14g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 7g Cholesterol 127mg Sodium 357mg Carbohydrates 69g Fiber 1g Sugar 61g Protein 4g
This cake was served on Rookwood Pottery’s Wareham Collection. This handmade pottery is part of a long line of creative and prestigious ceramics. Rookwood Pottery was founded in 1880; its hand crafted tiles and pottery have been setting the standard for generations.