Cooking at Home - Chocolate Squash Cake

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Published Saturday, December 25, 2021

Makes: 12 Servings

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


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350degF. 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.


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.

Source: Farm Fresh Summertime Recipes Connecticut Food Policy Council

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice, 1/12 of recipe



Total Calories


Total Fat

17 g

Saturated Fat

3 g


41 mg


378 mg


33 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

17 g

Added Sugars included

15 g


4 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


77 mg


2 mg


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