Chocolate Butternut Squash Cake (GF)

Chocolate Butternut Squash Cake First

Easter is almost upon us and to help celebrate it, I thought I would share this beautiful, moist, chocolate sponge cake.  Included in the recipe is the chocolate and mascarpone icing for those who love icing.  It is also delicious with jam 🙂

This makes 12 generous slices

Macros per slice without icing

Calories 210.5, Fat 11.83g, Carbs 16.67g, Fiber 3.08g and Protein 8.91g

Macros per slice with icing

Calories 406g, Fat 22.25g, Carbs 41.83g, Fiber 3.08g and Protein 9.33g

Ingredients for Cake:

  • 200g Peeled Butternut Squash
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 160g Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 200g Ground Almonds
  • 60g Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 150g 0% Fat Total Greek Yoghurt

Ingredients for Icing:

  • 300g Golden Icing Sugar
  • 100g Soft Unsalted Butter
  • 100g Mascarpone

You will need:

  • Pre Heated Oven 180C Conventional 160C Fan
  • Grater
  • Vegetable Chopping Board
  • Sharp Knife
  • 2 x Large Mixing Bowl
  • Electric Whisk
  • Scales / Measuring Spoons
  • 2 Prepared Victoria Sandwich Tins
  • Cooling Rack
  • Spatula
  • Sieve
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Grate your butternut squash

  • Crack your eggs into a large mixing bowl

    Add the sugar and whisk with electric whisk

  • For 2 – 3 minutes until pale gold and bubbly

  • Add butternut squash, cocoa, ground almonds, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder and whisk for 2 minutes

  • Add your greek yoghurt and whisk until well combined

  • Split mix evenly into your two prepared cake tins

    Bake on middle shelf in oven for 25 – 30 minutes

    Cake should be coming away from edge of tin slightly and bounce back if you press the middle lightly

  • Leave to cool in tin on rack for 5 minutes then turn it out to cool on rack

  • Whilst cake is cooling sift your icing sugar into 2nd large mixing bowl with butter and mascarpone

  • Sift your cocoa on top

    Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined and even.

    Have patience, this will take time and you may need a couple of tablespoons of boiling water to help

  • When cake is cooled

    Spread evenly over base layer of cake, add additional layer and coat that with icing to using a spatula

  • Decorate with mini eggs, flake or anything that makes you happy



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