Butternut Squash Paleo Spice Cake
By Emmy Katz
My mom let me know this past week that they still have a large amount of butternut squash in the root cellar. They seem like they just keep coming! So I got creative last week and came up with this beauty! It works well as a coffee cake for brunch, or a sweet treat for a dinner party served with a scoop of coconut ice cream. Watch out, Dads like it too, so it will go fast!
Butternut Squash Paleo Spice Cake: (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo)
Prep: 10 minutes
Baking time: 40-45 minutes
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup roasted butternut squash
- 4 eggs (room temperature)
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the topping:
- 2 Tablespoons softened coconut oil
- 1.5 tablespoon maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans (can sub walnuts here)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 8 inch round pan lightly with coconut oil.
- In a small bowl combine coconut flour, almond flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, Mix melted coconut oil, maple syrup, almond butter and coconut sugar until well combined. Stir in roasted butternut squash. (note you can substitute roasted sweet potato here)
- Add in the eggs, vanilla extract, and mix thoroughly.
- Slowly mix in the dry ingredients, and once smooth consistency pour to baking pan.
- For the topping: in a small bowl, combine all ingredients until coarse mixture forms. Top the cake with crumble topping and you are ready to bake!
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, (the top should be golden brown and cake mixture comes clean with toothpick).
- Let cool for 15-20 minutes prior to serving. Slice and Enjoy!
Emmy is a Physician Assistant, Holistic Health Coach, and co-founder of Wild Adventurous Life. By day she works as Physician Assistant in a Integrative and Functional Medicine Practice, and by all the times in between she is scheming up adventures for WAL.