Butternut Squash Cake

Butternut Squash Cake Recipe
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2 Reviews
This easy snack cake combines squash and ginger – great flavors of fall.
25 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

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
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 1/2 teaspoons
ginger puree or finely grated fresh ginger root**
1 teaspoon
vanilla
 
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.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recipe Tips

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

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
30mg
Carbohydrates
18g
Protein
1g
Fat
6g
Sodium
160mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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..

Rating

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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