Fudgy butternut squash chocolate cake

Fudgy butternut squash chocolate cake

I had this huge butternut squash that needed to be used and... I love butternut in spiced cake, it makes it super moist and fluffy. Tried adding it to a delicious but simple recipe of fudgy chocolate cake. A big win : moist, fluffy and a strong cocoa taste. Add more sugar if you like your cakes sweeter! Cacao is a bit bitter but with the butternut it's well balanced out, I love it.

Fudgy butternut squash chocolate cake :

  • 250g steamed butternut squash
  • 50g plain thick yogurt
  • 50g honey
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 egg whites + 1 yolk
  • 50g flour
  • 30g cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Preheat the oven at 180°C/350°F.

In a blender, add yogurt, butternut, honey and egg yolk. Blend until smooth.

Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt in a big bowl until soft peaks form.

In a big bowl, add flour, cacao powder, baking powder and sugar. Mix.

Add the butternut/yogurt purée to the flour bowl and mix until fully incorporated.

Add the egg whites in, folding them in delicately with a spatula.

Add parchment paper to a round baking dish. Pour the batter.

Bake for 20 minutes at 180°C/350°F.

Let it cool completely before slicing.