Butternut Squash Cake Recipe

Butternut Squash Cake

This easy snack cake combines squash and ginger – great flavors of fall.

25 min. prep time
16 servings
242 Ratings


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice*
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup peeled shredded butternut squash
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger puree or finely grated fresh gingerroot**
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.

Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.

Combine squash, brown sugar, butter, egg, ginger and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

*Substitute 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.

**Substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

Recipe Tip

Look for ginger puree in jars and squeeze tubes in the produce or ethnic sections of the supermarket.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 130

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 160mg

Carbohydrates: 18g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14207©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this very easy cake, not just once but twice....The first cake I made 1/2 a recipe and it was great... My hubsand loved it and so did I... I also froze some for later use and it tasted just as good.... I also use stevia instead of regular sugar and cut out the calories.... This will be one of our favorite to make when we have butternut squash..
The cake was easy to make. However, I made two; both did not raise in the middle as it did on the sides and took longer to bake. I plan to fill with an apple fruit filling and, perhaps, top with either ice cream or whipped cream.

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