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Aunt Barbara's Chocolate Squash Cake

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Aunt Barbara's Chocolate Squash Cake
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  • Makes: 12 Servings

Incorporating squash into a chocolate cake adds flavor plus fiber, vitamin K, phosphorus, and folate.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 package cake mix, dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup squash (shredded or finely chopped)
  • 1/4 chopped walnuts (1/4 cup, optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 10" tube or bundt pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and cinnamon.
3. Add eggs, water, and oil. Blend until combined, then beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes on medium speed.
4. Fold in squash. Add nuts if you like.
5. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until cake springs back when lightly touched.

Notes

Other Ideas:

  • Use a greased 9x13-inch pan. Bake for 45 minutes.
  • To lighten cake, try 6 egg whites in place of whole egg.
  • Replace 1/2 cup oil with 1/2 cup applesauce.

 

Learn more about summer squash.

Source: Connecticut Food Policy Council. Farm Fresh Summer Recipes

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice, 1/12 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Calories 286
Total Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 378 mg
Total Carbohydrate 33 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 17 g
Added Sugars included 15 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 77 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 169 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 286
Total Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6 g
Linoleic Acid 6 g
a-Linolenic Acid 1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 6 mg
Cholesterol 41 mg
Total Carbohydrate 33 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 17 g
Added Sugars 15 g
Protein 4 g
Minerals
Calcium 77 mg
Potassium 169 mg
Sodium 378 mg
Copper 189 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 23 mg
Phosphorus 141 mg
Selenium 9 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 19 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 0 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 12 mcg
Folate 48 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 35 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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Grains
3/4 ounces
Protein Foods
1/4 ounces

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