Butternut Squash Cake Recipe

I am always trying out new recipes and experimenting with old ones to come up with new recipes. Some of my experiments are a success and some are not. This butternut squash cake recipe is one of the successful experiments.
I am going to share with you this delicious butternut squash cake recipe. It tastes delicious!

The spices fill the kitchen with a wonderful aroma when it is being baked.

Ingredients

1 cup vegetable oil

4 large eggs

425 grams cooked, mashed butternut squash

grated zest of 1 medium orange

1 1/2 cups caster sugar

1/2 cup soft brown sugar

3 cups plain flour

2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

Method

Preheat oven to 180 Celsius

Butter and flour a bundt cake tin

Pour the oil and the sugar into a large mixing bowl and beat together for about a minute.

Add the eggs and orange zest and beat for about a minute

Mix in the butternut squash, with a wooden spoon until smooth

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth

Pour the butternut squash cake recipe mixture into the prepared bundt cake tin

Bake for 50-55 minutes, text with a cake tester, if it comes out clean it is ready

Leave the cake in the bundt tin for 10 minutes before turning it onto a cooling rack to cool completely

To decorate
Make cream cheese icing and spoon it onto the cake and put sprinkles on top or simply dust with some icing sugar and cinnamon powder.

Variations

Bake the cake in a tray bake tin and cut the baking time to about 35-40 minutes. Decorate with cream cheese and sprinkles or just dust with icing sugar and cinnamon. Bake the cake in three 20cm round cake tins to make a layered cake sandwiched with cream cheese icing.

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