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Carrot Squash Cake Recipe

Our Carrot Squash Cake Recipe is incredibly moist and delicious! Today’s squash cake is even better with whipping cream–a dessert you’ll want to go back for. Not to mention you get one cup full of carrots, 1 cup full of butternut squash, and a smidgen of applesauce. Healthy!

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Why we love Carrot Squash Cake Recipe

Don’t run away just because you saw “squash” in the title. You’ve had zucchini in breads and cakes before, right? Delicious, right? Nod your head yes. 

Thank you.

So, just think outside the box and instead of green, think yellow. That’s really the only switch in this delightful treat I concocted.

Ingredients in Carrot Squash Cake Recipe

  • all-purpose flour
  • dry milk
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • sugar
  • cinnamon, ground cloves, ground allspice
  • unsweetened applesauce
  • egg
  • carrots
  • butternut squash
  • pecans, or walnuts
  • whipped cream, optional

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Helpful baking tips for higher elevations

  • If you live 3,000 feet above sea level or more it is considered high elevation and may take longer to cook/bake. 
  • Adjustments are needed for 5000+ feet and above:
  • Reduce baking powder: for each teaspoon, decrease 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Reduce sugar: for each cup, decrease 2 tablespoons.
  • Increase liquid: for each cup, add 2 to 4 tablespoons.
  • Increase oven temperature by 25 degrees F.
  • Check if it is done a little early.
  • This takes some trial and error to get it right for you.

Learn more HERE

Yield: 18

Carrot Squash Cake Recipe

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Today's Carrot Squash Cake Recipe is incredibly moist and delicious!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup dry milk
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup butternut squash, shredded
  • 1/2 cup pecans, or walnuts, finely crushed
  • Whipped topping, optional


  1. Instructions
  2. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch baking pan (or line with parchment paper).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, dry milk, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice.
  4. Add applesauce, egg, and water to the dry mixture. With an electric hand mixer on low speed, beat the ingredients to form a batter, then turn speed up to medium high and continue beating for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. By hand, stir in carrots, squash, and nuts.
  6. Spoon batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Let cool completely before serving. Top with whipped topping.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 187mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

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*this recipe was contributed by Bakerette

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