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Butternut Squash Cake

Cake :

2 cups shredded, peeled butternut squash 3/4 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

2 1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Frosting: 1/2 cup butter, softened

1 package (4 ounces) cream cheese

4 cups powdered sugar

2-4 tablespoons milk

1 1/2 tsp maple flavor (1 tsp maple syrup)

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.

  2. In large bowl, beat 3/4 cup butter and the granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs until fluffy. Beat in baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add flour alternately with buttermilk, scraping side of bowl. Beat 1 minute. Stir in squash and 1/2 cup walnuts. Spread in pan.

  3. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  4. In medium bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter and the cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and the maple flavor. Beat until smooth and creamy, adding additional milk if needed. Frost cake. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup walnuts. Cover and refrigerate.

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