We’ve been growing a lot of pumpkins and squash in our garden this year. I have actually never used butternut squash in baking before, but I was very happy with the result! This cake was so delicious! My son and I have been baking a lot together and this was a fun experiment! The recipe is like a zucchini bread, just using grated butternut squash instead of zucchini. We’ll be definitely making this cake again!
Butternut Squash Spice Cake
3 cups spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup olive oil
2 cups coconut sugar
2 lg eggs
2 cups shredded butternut squash
optional: chocolate chips, raisins or chopped nuts
-Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt.
– Whisk together, the oil and sugar then add the eggs. Add the spices, vanilla extract and the butternut squash. Add the flour and stir until well combined.
– Fill into prepared loaf pan of about 28 cm.
-Bake in preheated, 350 F oven for about 60 minutes or until tester inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.