S’mores Pumpkin Roll

Try this fun new twist to the classic pumpkin roll this fall.

This S’mores Pumpkin Roll has a delicious marshmallow filling and is topped with lots of chocolate and marshmallows.  It’s the perfect summer meets fall dessert.

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 This fall favorite pumpkin roll gets a fun s'mores twist with chocolate and marshmallow.

You all know how much I love baking, right?

Well, I love coming up with fun twists to original desserts.  But not everyone shares my passion around here.  Oh, they like to eat these treats, but boy, do I get some looks.

The look this time was “How could you even mess with the traditional pumpkin roll?”  Sadly I got this look from my in-laws, my husband, and my son.  BUT it didn’t stop them from all enjoying a slice…and admitting that it was good!  You should have seen how they all still shook their head that my dessert mash up didn’t include any cream cheese frosting though.

Haha!  That’s not going to stop me from doing more different desserts.  I’m on a roll here!  LOL!  Pun intended :-)

 This fall favorite pumpkin roll gets a fun s'mores twist with chocolate and marshmallow.

 This fall favorite pumpkin roll gets a fun s'mores twist with chocolate and marshmallow.

Can you believe that this is the very first cake roll I have ever done?

I know…with all the baking I do, you would think I would have done one before.  But no, first time cake roller right here!

Since summer is stilling hanging on with humidity levels up high, I decided to transform the traditional pumpkin roll into a fun “fall kicks summer’s butt out of here” dessert.  What better way to do that than with another s’mores variation!  I  was still drooling over these Pumpkin S’mores Bars from the other week, so I just had to do s’mores for this one too!

Yes, you can say it.  I am officially obsessed with putting chocolate and marshmallow into everything.

 This fall favorite pumpkin roll gets a fun s'mores twist with chocolate and marshmallow.

 This fall favorite pumpkin roll gets a fun s'mores twist with chocolate and marshmallow.

I did start with a recipe I found online, but I tweaked it just slightly.  I like to use brown sugar in all my baking to keep my baked goods soft, so that was one little change I made.  Also, I upped the cinnamon and nutmeg levels.  I kind of like my pumpkin treats spicy.  I think the spicy pumpkin paired so well with the creamy marshmallow filling.

One thing I learned while doing this pumpkin roll is to make sure the batter is evenly spread out in your pan.  Mine did bake a little bit lopsided, but when you fill it and roll it all up no one will ever notice.

Also make sure your towel has plenty of powdered sugar on it before you flip the cake out.  You do not want your cake to stick to the towel when it comes time to unroll it.  Mine came off ok, but I had to be careful.  Next time I’m putting more powdered sugar down for sure.

The chocolate on top can be drizzled or spread out.  Go with whatever you feel like at the moment.  I did let the chocolate cool slightly and then put it in a ziplock bag and drizzled it.  But you could totally just spread it on too.  All the chocolate will get covered with the mini marshmallows and chocolate chips, so it doesn’t need to look perfect.

This pumpkin roll is definitely getting made again.  I don’t care if I get more looks for messing with a traditional dessert!!!  Adding s’mores to pumpkin is always a good idea…no matter what!

 This fall favorite pumpkin roll gets a fun s'mores twist with chocolate and marshmallow.

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S’mores Pumpkin Roll

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Yield: 10 cake slices

S’mores Pumpkin Roll

A spicy pumpkin roll with marshmallow filling and a chocolate and marshmallow topping.


For the cake roll
3 eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the filling
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup marshmallow cream
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
For the topping
2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup chocolate chips
mini marshmallow bits
mini chocolate chips


  1. Beat the eggs and sugars. Add the pumpkin and beat again.
  2. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Slowly add to the pumpkin mixture.
  3. Line a 15x10 baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the cake batter evenly in the pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes. Immediately flip the cake onto a towel that has been generously sprinkled with powdered sugar. Peel the paper off and roll the cake and towel up starting from the shortest side. Let cool completely.
  4. Beat the filling ingredients until creamy. Unroll the cake. Spread the filling on the cake and roll back up.
  5. Bring the whipping cream to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips until melted. Let cool slightly. Drizzle over the top of the cake roll. Sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips and marshmallow bits. Store covered in the refrigerator. Cut into 10 slices.


Recipe slightly adapted from Very Best Baking


 This fall favorite pumpkin roll gets a fun s'mores twist with chocolate and marshmallow.

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  1. says

    I have some people in my household, who will remain unnamed, who really just prefer the straight up version of everything. Brownies with no nuts, chocolate chip cookies with no add-ins, plain chocolate ice cream… Sure doesn’t stop them from eating my “elaborate” desserts though! Beautiful pumpkin roll; I love the idea of adding s’mores flavors!
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  2. says

    Jocelyn, you are way too cute with your puns!! I never would’ve thought to pair pumpkin with s’mores, but it looks like I need to try after seeing two incredible desserts from you! I’ve never actually made a roll cake either. It was on my to do list this spring, but… Well, you can tell how successful I was with that. 😉 Pinning like always!
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  3. says

    Roll cakes are one of my favorite things to eat! That might be because I only get the pumpkin version, and we only eat it at Thanksgiving. But that doesn’t mean these aren’t amazing!! I’ve never made my own before, but maybe I’ll get brave this year and give this one a chance. It looks divine 😀
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