very easy to make if you have the squash already prepared, otherwise, it's time consuming. I used pumpkin left over from Halloween, instead of butternut squash. Tastes fantastic. Moist, sweet, spicy. Yummmy with coffee or tea! Freezes well.
Butternut Squash Spice Cake
joyfullytired Posted: 11/16/08
UNClindsey Posted: 01/11/09
I loved this. It is so warm and spicy. In order to speed things up, you can also cook the squash in your microwave - just cut it into chunks and microwave 6-10 minutes. Also, if you don't have whole wheat pastry flour, it works to substitute 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour.
ellefaith24 Posted: 01/18/09
This cake came out perfect. I loved the spice combination and the whole grain flour worked well. I have a VERY picky 2 year old son who enjoyed this cake as well! Definitely will be making this one again.
Blondie28 Posted: 11/18/09
Great taste! very easy to make- just bought already but up squash from grocery store (about $5) and microwaved it. Much quicker and worth it! I also added a bit more cinnamon and allspice, and bought the cream cheese frosting to add to the top that really brought out the sweetness to it (GREAT as a muffin!!) will definitely make this again! (TIP: as with i leaned for cookies, putting the prepared mix back into the fridge helps keep the muffins moist)
Jocelyn222 Posted: 10/18/10
Very tasty and healthy. I cut back the butter to about 1/3 cup. Also used about 1 1/2C white flour and 1/2C whole wheat flour since I did not have whole wheat pastry flour. Cake is dense - like a snack cake or coffee cake - but moist and full of flavor.
laegnome Posted: 11/06/11
Very tasty, but seemed more of the texture and consistency of a pumpkin bread than a cake. Next time, I might whip up a little glaze to top it to make it more cake-like...or add a streusel topping to make it more of a coffee cake. Seems like a versatile recipe that has great base flavors and can easily be personalized.
CAgirlinIA Posted: 10/29/12
Another addictive recipe from My Recipes.....delicious!
CindyW Posted: 08/17/14
Made this for dessert today, divided into muffin pans for easier serving. We all thought it was really good, and might add a thin bit of cream cheese glaze next time.
steponme Posted: 03/11/14
Very dense and maybe a little dry. Didn't add any type of frosting. Taste like pumpkin bread. Not sure if I'd make it again.