I have made this recipe for years. My children always chose it for their birthday cake over any other, and it makes enough for a crowd. Moist and delicious. Very easy to make. Enjoy!
Prep Time:25 min | Cook Time:25 min | Serves:12
Serving size: 1 piece | SmartPoints: 5
To Make This Recipe You’Il Need the Following Ingredients:
2 cup(s)uncooked butternut squash, peeled, diced (about 10 oz)
2 tspvanilla extract
14 Tbsppowdered sugar (3/4 c plus 2 Tbsp)
2⁄3 cup(s)all-purpose flour
1⁄4 cup(s)unsweetened cocoa powder
1⁄4 tspbaking soda
1⁄8 tsptable salt
1 1⁄2 ozbittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (70% cocoa)
2 Tbsplight butter, stick-form, cut up
2 largeegg white(s)
1⁄2 cup(s)crispy rice cereal
2 Tbspmini chocolate chips
1⁄2 tspsea salt, coarse variety (or to taste)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick aluminum foil (or coat with cooking spray if you prefer).
Combine squash and water in a microwavable bowl; cover with vented plastic wrap or wax paper. Microwave on High until squash is fork-tender, 8 minutes. Mash squash with a potato masher or large spoon; stir in vanilla and cool until lukewarm (place in refrigerator to cool faster).
Meanwhile, sift together powdered sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda and table salt into a medium bowl.
Combine bittersweet chocolate and butter in a small microwavable bowl; cover with wax paper. Microwave on Medium (50% power) until chocolate softens and butter begins to melt, 15 seconds; stir until smooth.
Stir melted chocolate into squash until blended; beat in egg and egg whites by hand. Gently fold in flour mixture just until blended.
Pour batter into prepared pan and spread into an even layer; sprinkle top with cereal, chocolate chips and sea salt. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it, 25 minutes; cool completely on rack. Remove foil from pan; cut into 12 equal pieces.