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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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
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.
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!
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