Thursday, September 17, 2009
Butternut Squash Cake -- a Jamie Oliver Recipe and Jamie's Popovers
I had a gorgeous organic butternut squash sitting in the fridge and in trying to figure out what to make with it I stumbled across Jamie Oliver's butternut squash cupcakes. I always have good results with Jamie's recipes and I was really intrigued by using squash in a cake, so I decided to give it a try. (I made a cake since I was out of cupcake papers.)
I LOVE this cake. It is one of the tastiest cakes I've ever made. Plus, it's so simple. It's moist, keeps well, and freezes beautifully.
The cake is easy to make--you don't even need to pre-cook the squash. It's basically just like making a carrot cake, but using squash instead of carrots. I also made a simple cream cheese frosting instead of Jamie's sour cream icing. I mixed powdered sugar, soft cream cheese, a little milk, vanilla, and some lemon zest to make the frosting.
I know "squash" cake sounds a bit odd, but if you like carrot cake I think you'll love this. Here's the link to the recipe:
Here's another wonderful Jamie recipe. Popovers (Yorkshire Puddings). I've never had much luck with popovers until this recipe. They come out so light and airy and puff up beautifully. Here's a link to the recipe. If you've had previous popover failures, try this.