Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Butternut Squash Cake by Cindy Flores Martinez

Butternut squash is one of my favorite autumn foods. The other day, I searched online for instructions on how to cook it in the microwave, and I came across all sorts of recipes, including some for butternut squash pie. I never knew there was such a thing!

On a whim, I decided to make a butternut squash mug cake using a pumpkin cake recipe. There are so many out there, but here’s the one I used.


4 Tablespoons pancake mix
2 Tablespoons sugar (or maple syrup to taste)
1 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3 Tablespoons cooked butternut squash
2 Tablespoons milk (I used almond drink)
1/2 Teaspoon vegetable oil (I used coconut oil)

Mix all the ingredients together in a coffee mug and cook in the microwave for one minute and fifteen seconds.

The verdict? It was delicious. I gave half of it to my mom and she loved it too. Give it a try. I think you'll enjoy it.

Cindy Flores Martinez is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes Christian Romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world. You can learn more about her at


  1. Thanks for the recipe, Cindy! Looks good and perfect for this time of year.

  2. This looks wonderful! I love that it's single serving size.

  3. What an interesting recipe, Cindy. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. That looks yummy and easy to make, too, which is a win-win! :)

  5. Thanks, everyone! The taste really surprised me. I wasn't expecting it to be so good. I think I'll try a butternut squash pie for Thanksgiving this year.

  6. I've never had butternut squash. Does it taste like sweet potatoes?

  7. It's been ages since I've had a butternut squash. I'll have to try one.