There is a lot of butternut squash in the supermarket near to my house. It’s so cheap that I just couldn’t resist not buying a few squashes. At first, Celine thought it was a toy. So she carried one, and took it to her room (she also has an onion, a garlic clove and two wooden spoons lying there somewhere, I just need to figure out where). Anyway, I’ve enjoyed cooking these squashes so much, I made some squash chips which she happily ate, squash soup, and squash potato cubes, etc… but then Ms. Picky eater decided she is done with squash, so I left wondering what to do with these last two squashes I got, until I remembered a post I saw few weeks ago about Food Librarian butternut squash bundt cake, and immediately, I knew it’s time to take grease my Bundt pan. It’s time to make some squashy Bundt risks.
I knew while I was making it that I am taking a food risk. Living with a family of picky eaters, I’ve learned that not all butter, sugar and flour are created equal. Yes, they are even picky about dessert, but like I always say, any cake Bundt that doesn’t stick to pan, or spill all over my oven is a good Bundt. So, when this one did not make a huge mess out of my oven, or give me hard times by sticking to the pan, I gave myself a little pat on the back for having a good Bundt day.
The first bite of this cake felt like eating an oyster. No, it doesn’t taste like oysters (or squash by the way), but I am a person who is always very intimidated when eating something for the first time. Therefore, let me tell you my honest opinion about this cake. It is so good. Its loaded with fall flavors. It is Nutty, earthy and fragrant. Who would have thought a cake with butternut squash would taste so good? Never in my life am I ever to underestimate the power of butternut squash.
P.S. I had every intention of including a photo of a slice of this cake. Unfortunately, somebody stole the cake while I was shooting it inside my house! I was robbed in the middle of the day in my own house. OK, OK, that’s a lie not very accurate. The truth is after I took these photos you see here, I sliced a piece to take some photos, but before I do, I decided to take a bit to decide whether the it’s blog material or not. So when I took the first bite of that slice, I immediately was captivated I just could not stop. I served myself a second piece, and called my husband to join me in savoring this cake. He came by served himself a slice, and then came the kids, and then our friends came by and… That is who the cake was stolen in the middle of the day in my own house.
P.P.S. I borrowed the squash photographed above from Celine’s playroom. She was very upset when she saw I had taken her “eeesquash”
Well if anything, I hope we all learn to keep an open mind about vegetables added into dessert. Let’s all do this. Let’s just keep an open mind, buy some butternut squash, and make a Bundt. No one will ever complain.
I should end this post by stating that the one photo i wish I had taken was the look on everyone’s face when i told them the cake contained squash. Their jaws literally dropped to the floor.
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