Pumpkin Roll with Chocolate Ganache

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The fall is my favorite time of year to bring treats to neighbors, have people over to our house for dinner, and obviously cook all the big and hearty meals (I'm looking at you Thanksgiving!). When I'm cooking a large meal for someone, I typically want to do it all on my own so that the guests can relax and not worry about things, but when I do make everything on my own, there are a few shortcuts that I like to take.

One quick and easy shortcut is dessert. Walmart has so many great fall themed desserts available this time of year,  and my favorite is The Bakery at Walmart Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting. It's super moist and has just the right amount of pumpkin flavor, and is filled with a cream cheese frosting that's out of this world.
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If I'm getting a store bought dessert, I like to make it my own somehow. In this case I topped it with some nice chilled Reddi-wip®, and then topped it with a drizzle of homemade chocolate ganache. Ganache seems like such a hard and complicated thing to do, but it's really so so easy. All you do is heat up some heavy cream, vanilla, butter, and salt in a saucepan until everything is warmed all the way through. Then you put some chocolate chips in a mixing bowl, and pour the heavy cream mixture on top, and then you just stir it up until all the chocolate is melted and everything is blended together evenly. It's so easy, but makes such a huge impact on a dessert. 

12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1 c heavy cream
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 pinch salt

In a pot on medium heat, whisk the heavy cream, butter, vanilla, and salt together until completely heated through. Pour the chocolate chips into a mixing bowl, and then pour the warm heavy cream mixture on top. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and well combined. Then drizzled as desired on your pumpkin roll!

What is your favorite way to dress up a pumpkin roll from Walmart? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. Quick and easy! I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks yummy! I'm all about quick and easy, especially around the Holidays! We could all use some help!

  3. What a creative way to pretty up a store bought dessert. Love this DIY hack!

  4. I make these rolls for Thanksgiving almost every year. This year I served them with cinnamon honey butter. Yum!

  5. Great recipe- kids and adults both love it. My son requests it often. He has no idea it's a healthier version.