Tips to make the best pumpkin roll:
– Use a 10×15 and 11×17 rimmed baking sheet to bake the cake. It must have rims or else the batter could spill.
– To prevent the cake from sticking to the pan, spray the baking sheet liberally with cooking spray or use parchment paper. The parchment paper can also be used in place of the cheesecloth when rolling.
– If using cheesecloth to roll the cake, make sure it’s damp. This will prevent it from sticking to the cake.
Can you make it ahead of time?
Pumpkin log rolls are one of the best make-ahead desserts and will save you loads of time around the holidays. I usually make mine the night before Thanksgiving and then pull it out of the fridge before serving.
Can you freeze a pumpkin roll?
Yes! Wrap the baked and frosted cake or individual slices in plastic and aluminum foil before freezing. Make sure it defrosts overnight in the fridge, then enjoy the next day.