Butternut Squash Snack Cake - Lightly sweet and studded with chocolate chips, this is the perfect snack or healthy treat!

Butternut Squash Snack Cake

Lightly sweet and studded with chocolate, this butternut squash snack cake is perfect for a healthier treat or snack!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 263kcal
Author Lindsay Moe


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups butternut squash puree (or 3 {4 ounce} jars squash baby food)
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk until smooth and thick. Fold in squash puree. Add flour, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon and fold with a spatula until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the dough to the prepared baking pan and smooth the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 24-27 minutes or until the top is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs attached. Allow the cake to cool completely before cutting. Cake will last three days well wrapped at room temperature.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1465IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.9mg