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My parents grow a large garden every year. They always grow yellow crookneck squash and I remember my mom making squash cake when I was a child. It was always such a yummy way to eat squash. This delicious cinnamon and vanilla flavored squash cake with the texture of a fluffier zucchini bread is one of my family's favorites!
I have made squash cake a few times over the years, but this summer I have made soooooo much squash cake. With a garden full of squash and four boys who can finish a cake in no time, I found myself whipping up more cakes than I can count.
This little cake is so easy to throw together. Although grating squash is not my favorite thing to do so I use my food processor (amazon link) to make quick work of it. I usually grate more than I need and store the extra in the fridge for a day or two until I bake another cake.
You can use granulated white sugar or coconut sugar to make this cake. To be honest, I like it better with coconut sugar. It's a healthier option and I think it is too sweet when made with white sugar, but just right when made with coconut sugar.
I am a little lazy when making this simple snack cake and only spray olive oil or brush some coconut oil in the pan. It sticks a little which you can see, but it's good enough for me since it always come out of the pan. If you want to do things properly, you should probably use nonstick cooking spray or grease and flour the pan to prepare it for batter. I always use this square baking pan which is a 9 X 9 or 10 X 10 inch pan. Either size should work fine for the one hour baking time.
1 cup coconut sugar or granulated white sugar
3/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups grated yellow crookneck squash
1 tsp. vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
2. Mix all together and pour into prepared baking pan.
3. Bake for one hour or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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