Gluten Free Butternut Squash-Apple Cake

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Imagine a cake made with squash and apples that your entire family will love! Honestly, every time I make this Gluten Free Butternut Squash-Apple Cake, there isn’t a crumb leftover.

This deliciously flavoured moist cake can be served as a dessert, snack or polish it off for breakfast…my favourite 🙂 Your family will never know that this healthy gluten free dessert is made with butternut squash, I promise! And you can never go wrong combining two superfoods like apples and butternut squash.

 

butternut squash

 

health benefits of butternut squash,

Butternut Squash is rich in vitamin A and C, but also vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid (B 5), magnesium and manganese. This wonder squash also provides plenty of fiber and potassium. Including butternut squash in your diet will promote good health

 

apples

 

health benefits of apples,

You may have heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, this may not be entirely true, however, apples contain many health benefits. This delicious fruit is rich in antioxidants and fiber, both very important for our health. One medium apple has only about 50 calories and about 11 net carbs per apple. Using apples in recipes adds flavour, sweetness and keeps gluten free baked goods moist and delicious. When you add apples to recipes, you can cut back on the sweetener, which adding healthiness to your cakes, muffins such as this Gluten-Free Blueberry Apple Muffin or try the Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Quick Bread, our readers most favourite apple bread recipe!

gluten free apple cake

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butternut squash mash (recipe included)
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour blend, one that includes xanthan gum or add 1/2 tsp.
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut sugar or turbinado raw sugar
  • 2 ½ tsp. sea GF aluminum free baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 medium apples (golden delicious, granny smith, or McIntosh), cored, skin on and roughly chopped
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    Instructions

  • 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 in 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
  • FOR THE CAKE
  • Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly oil a 9-inch round non-stick cake pan or Bundt cake pan
  • In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
  • In a separate bowl whisk olive oil, lemon juice, eggs, and vanilla until blended. Stir in squash puree and apples
  • Add the squash mixture to dry ingredients and blend until just combined
  • Transfer batter into prepared cake pan and bake for 55 - 60 minutes until golden brown
  • Cool for 15 minutes on a cooling rack before unmolding
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