I don’t bake.  I sometimes feel like I can’t even get pre made cookie dough to bake correctly.  But then a brand called Coconut Secret  mailed me some coconut flour so I needed to experiment. I had this beautiful delicata squash in my pantry- so I googled how to make a delicata squash cake.  I was VERY disappointed when I found basically nothing on the web- because as I said- I need DESPERATE help when it comes to baking.  So I tried this one -and I am SO proud of myself with how it turned out that I absolutely had to blog about it!

SERIOUSLY THOUGH— I NEVER BAKE! So guys- this is impressive (especially for all of you non-bakers)  

Oh…and did I mention- it’s HEALTHY! 

Delicata Squash Cake

Super simple and clean ingredients.  Yes I use real organic butter because well- I will always be a butter supported. P.S I am going to write a post in two weeks about butter, ghee, oils and everything you need to know about fats-because there is a lot of conflicting opinions out there- and I have mine ♥

Delicata Squash Cake

Checkkk out the recipe below: 

Roasted Delicata Squash Cake
Serves 16
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
145 calories
10 g
62 g
11 g
3 g
5 g
45 g
71 g
3 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145
Calories from Fat 93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 62mg
Sodium 71mg
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1.5 cup coconut flour
  2. 4 eggs
  3. 1 delicata squash
  4. 1/2 c organic butter, seperated in half
  5. 1/2 c 2% milk or unsweetened coconut milk
  6. 1/3 c grade B maple syrup
  7. 1 tsp cinnamon
  8. 1 tsp orange zest
  9. .5 tsp baking soda
  10. pinch of salt
  11. 1/4 cup pomegranates (optional, for garnish)
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine coconut flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl combine 4 whole eggs, milk, 1/4 cup melted butter, maple syrup and orange zest and whisk all ingredients together.
  3. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients mixing well.
  4. Line a cake sheet with unbleached parchment paper and pour the rest of the butter onto the sheet.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. While cake is baking, wash and cut, and remove seeds from squash. Cut into 1/2 inch moon shape pieces.
  7. Carefully, remove the cake from the oven (it should be half cooked).
  8. Place sliced delicata squash onto the cake and bake for 30 additional minutes (until cake is dry and squash is slightly browned.
  9. Cook for 10 minutes and enjoy!
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19 Thoughts on “Gluten Free- Roasted Delicata Squash CAKE

  1. From one non-baker to another – this looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it out!! 🙂

  2. Delicata is my favorite squash. I never thought to bake with it, may have to give this recipe a try!

  3. I’ve never tried this before, definitely gonna go for this on the weekend. Thanks!

  4. Well detailed…. Baking seems sm kinda fun when what you work on is healthy and lovely….. Yes this is lovely and healthy…. Thankx for sharing.


  5. whah this sounds awesome! Ive never tried delicata in a cake before, yum!

  6. This looks like it comes from a baker to me 🙂 Yum! I love baking and this looks absolutely delish.

  7. Those food pictures are beautiful! I always struggle to take good ones. The ingredients one is a masterpiece! Amazing, honestly.

  8. wow yumm ll defo try it 🙂

  9. I don’t eat GF, but this looks SO yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. This looks amazing! I don’t have to eat gluten free anymore, but spent years with that diet as my only option. I wish I had known of recipes like this back then! Thank you for sharing!


  11. This looks amazing. I just might have to make this for Thanksgiving this year! Thanks so much for the great recipe!

    xo tiffany | tiffanymay.org

  12. I love using coconut flour, it is so clean

  13. This looks so tasty and delicious! My family is not a fan of squash but I love it!

  14. Wow! this looks so yummy. Will definitely try to make this. Thanks for sharing.

  15. What a great idea for cake! Love that it’s gluten free and uses clean ingredients!

  16. Looks like a great recipe. I’m allergic to gluten and would love to try this. xxKathryn

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