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Butternut Squash Cake

Similar in flavor and texture to pumpkin, butternut squash works well in this moist cake, studded with nuts.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 15

Cake

3/4
cup butter, softened
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
3
eggs
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup buttermilk
2
cups shredded peeled butternut squash (1 small)
1/2
cup chopped walnuts

Frosting

1/2
cup butter, softened
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
4
cups powdered sugar
2
to 4 tablespoons milk
1 1/2
teaspoons maple flavor
1/2
cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat 3/4 cup butter and the granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs until fluffy. Beat in baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add flour alternately with buttermilk, scraping side of bowl. Beat 1 minute. Stir in squash and 1/2 cup walnuts. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter and the cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and the maple flavor. Beat until smooth and creamy, adding additional milk if needed. Frost cake. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup walnuts. Cover and refrigerate.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

A box grater or the shredding blade of a food processor works well for shredding the squash.

You can omit the walnuts if your family doesn’t care for nuts in baked desserts.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
72g
72%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
53g
53%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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