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Keto Pumpkin Roll Cake

 

This delicious keto pumpkin roll cake is the pumpkin recipe you want to share with your loved ones.  It’s light, fluffy, and won’t disappoint.

Packed with the flavors of fall, and filled with a creamy cream cheese filling it’s a spongy keto pumpkin roll that is sure to please. Made with almond flour, it’s a keto Swiss roll cake that is guaranteed to impress your guests during holidays. 

Not only is it a stunningly beautiful recipe, but it’s also keto-friendly and clocks in at 2.5 net carbs! So you’ll be able to enjoy a low-carb pumpkin roll cake and stay in ketosis. Winning!

 

 

Keto Pumpkin Roll Cake

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Keto Pumpkin Roll Cake

Serving a pumpkin roll cake is a classic favorite this time of the year. This is why I wanted to create a low carb version you could wow your family with during the holidays. 

Truth is, I’ve been wanting to make a keto-friendly roll cake as a way to honor my mom’s memory. Mom LOVED making roll cakes and reserved them for special occasions when she would carve out the time to make a dessert extra meaningful.

Although wanting to make a keto roll cake was high on my list, I’ll admit that it’s a cake recipe I was pretty intimidated to make.  Thankfully, this low carb pumpkin roll cake wasn’t as difficult to make as thought.  

With the tips I’ll share, you will feel confident about your roll cake skills.  Traditionally, roll cakes can be messy and have a propensity for cracking.

Most recipes call for the cake to be rolled with a towel, but I found a much simpler way to roll your cake by using parchment paper instead. 

Oh, how I wish mom would have found about this tip. It probably would have meant enjoying her roll cakes more often.

keto pumpkin Swiss roll cake on a white plater

Keto Pumpkin Swiss Roll Cake

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make A Low Carb Pumpkin Roll Cake

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The following are the ingredients you’ll need to make a pumpkin roll cake that is low in carbs, sugar-free, and gluten-free. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page. 

Ingredients

Keto Cream Cheese Filling

How To Make A Keto Pumpkin Roll Cake

keto pumpkin roll cake process pictures

Keto pumpkin roll cake process pictures

To make your gluten-free keto-friendly pumpkin roll cake you’ll start by using finely milled almond flour that has been measured and sifted.  Sifting your almond flour is a necessary step that ensures the cake rolls easily.

You can use a sifter or even a fine mesh colander and wood spoon.  The cake uses both almond and coconut flour since the combination of flours gives the best results.

The recipe also calls for both baking powder and baking soda, plus a little xanthan gum. Don’t skip the xanthan gum as it is crucial to the texture of this cake. 

In a large bowl, you’ll combine the sifted almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt, and spices and set the dry ingredients aside.

Steps To Making A Low Carb Pumpkin Swiss Roll Cake

Next, you’ll preheat the oven to 350 degrees and proceed to whisk the egg yolks, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and cooled melted butter. Once fully incorporated you’ll fold in the water and mix until fully combined and set it aside.

The next step is beating your egg whites with the cream of tartar until frothy and then add a tablespoon at a time of the confectioner’s sugar substitute and beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

To the large bowl of dry ingredients add the pumpkin egg yolk mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Then you’ll fold in the egg whites in thirds until fully combined. Line a 9×13 inch rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Butter well the parchment paper or use a cooking spray. Next spread the batter evenly onto the buttered parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

The next step is to roll the pumpkin cake while it is still hot. Roll the cake using the short side of the parchment paper. Rolling the cake while it is still hot does two things, one, it helps in forming the cake to remember the roll shape once it’s time to add the filling.

The second thing is that moisture that forms from the steam of the hot cake helps the texture of the cake that will make it less likely for the cake to crack. 

It’s important to go slowly and roll the cake into a log and allow it to cool completely for about 45-60 minutes on a baking rack. While the cake roll fully cools, you’ll proceed to make the cream cheese filling. The filling comes together quickly by using both softened butter and cream cheese. 

To make the filling in a medium-sized bowl, beat with an electric mixer the softened cream cheese, vanilla extract, salt, and butter until light and fluffy.

Then add to the cream cheese mixture the confectioner’s sugar substitute a tablespoon at a time and continue to mix with the electric mixture until the confectioner’s sugar substitute is fully incorporated for about 5 minutes.

Assembling Your Keto Pumpkin Roll Cake

keto pumpkin roll cake assembly pictures

Keto pumpkin roll cake assembly pictures

Once the filling is ready and the cake has fully cooled, carefully unfold the cake and spread the filling on the surface of the cake being sure to leave a 1-inch gap around all the edges.

This is the step that may still cause your cake to crack. If this happens do not fret simply add the filling to the cake and use the parchment paper to roll the cake gently up again, and add crack side down onto the plate.

Trust me, no one will be the wiser.  Next, you’ll need to refrigerate the filled roll cake for a minimum of one hour or overnight before slicing. You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days covered well. Or Freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Best Sugar Substitutes For A Sugar-free Pumpkin Roll Cake

In testing this recipe I found that using a powdered sugar substitute instead of granulated sugar-free sweetener performed better in both the cake and filling.

I have two recommendations the first is the use of Lakanto’s powdered sweetener made with monk-fruit or Swerve’s powdered erythritol sweetener. Both these perform well in this recipe.

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keto pumpkin Swiss roll cake on a white plater

Keto Pumpkin Roll Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

This delicious keto pumpkin roll cake is the pumpkin recipe you want to share with your loved ones.  It's light, fluffy, and won't disappoint. Packed with the flavors of fall, and filled with a creamy cream cheese filling it's a spongy keto pumpkin roll that's made with almond flour,

Ingredients

Keto Cream Cheese Filling

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sifted almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt, and spices. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl whisk the eggs yolks, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and cooled melted butter. Then fold in the 1/4 cup of water until fully combined. Set aside.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl using an electric mixer whisk together the egg whites, cream of tartar until frothy. Add a tablespoon at a time of the confectioner's sugar substitute and beat till stiff peaks form.
  5. To the large bowl of dry ingredients add the wet pumpkin mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Next, fold in the egg whites in thirds until combined.
  7. Line a 9x13 inch rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper. Butter well the parchment paper or use a cooking spray.
  8. Spread the batter evenly onto the buttered parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. While the cake is still hot roll the cake using the short side of the parchment paper. Roll the cake into a roll and allow it to cool completely for about 45-60 minutes on a baking rack.
  11. While the cake roll fully cools, make the cream cheese filling.


Keto Cream Cheese Filling

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, beat with an electric mixer the softened cream cheese, vanilla extract, salt, and butter until light and fluffy.
  2. To the cream cheese mixture add the confectioner's sugar substitute in tablespoons and continue to mix with the electric mixture until the confectioner's sugar substitute is fully incorporated about 5 minutes.

Assembling The Roll Cake

  1. Once the filling is ready and the cake has fully cooled, carefully unfold the cake and spread the filling on the surface of the cake being sure to leave a 1-inch gap around all the edges.
  2. Using the parchment paper, roll the cake gently up again, being sure to go to roll not too tightly so that the cake does not crack and filling ooze out of the sides.
  3. Refrigerate the filled roll cake for a minimum of one hour or overnight before slicing.
  4. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days covered well. Freeze for up to 3 weeks.


Notes

Roll cakes tend to crack even with the best of effort. If this happens do not fret simply add the filling to the cake and use the parchment paper to roll the cake gently up again, and add the crack side down onto the plate. Once the cake has had time to chill with the filling it will slice without issue.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 20.3gSaturated Fat: 9.9gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 4.4gNet Carbohydrates: 2.5gFiber: 1.9gSugar Alcohols: 0.6gProtein: 5.7g

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Jan

Wednesday 24th of November 2021

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