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Gluten Free Butternut Squash-Apple Cake

Imagine a cake made with squash and apples that your entire family will love! Honestly, every time I make this butternut squash-apple cake, there isn’t a crumb left over. This deliciously flavoured moist cake can be served as a dessert, snack or polish it off for breakfast. Your family will never know that this healthy gluten free dessert is made with butternut squash I promise!

Butternut Squash is rich in vitamin A and C, but also vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium and manganese. This wonder squash also provides plenty of fiber and potassium. Including butternut squash in your diet will promote good health

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Instructions

  • 1. FRESH BUTTERNUT SQUASH MASH RECIPE - Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut small butternut squash in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and place the squash cut side down into a baking pan. Add water to measure about ¼ " up the sides of the squash. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes, until very tender. Remove from the oven and scoop out the flesh. Mash with a fork. Use any leftover squash in soups or stews, or freeze for next time
  • 2. FOR THE CAKE
  • 3. Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly oil a 9-inch round non-stick cake pan or Bundt cake pan
  • 4. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and sea salt
  • 5. In a separate medium size bowl whisk olive oil, lemon juice, eggs, and vanilla until blended. Stir in squash puree and apples
  • 6. Add the squash mixture to dry ingredients and blend until just combined
  • 7. Transfer batter into prepared cake pan and bake for 55 - 60 minutes until golden brown
  • 8. Cool for 15 minutes on a cooling rack before unmolding