Roasted Squash Brown Butter Cake (Gluten-Free)

Roasted Squash Brown Butter Cake (Gluten-Free) | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

This beautiful Roasted Squash Brown Butter Cake just happens to be gluten-free, as is everything in Aran Goyoaga’s new book Cannelle et Vanille. If you don’t happen to follow a gluten-free diet, this book is still for you, in fact, you’ll not even notice the wheat is missing from any of Aran’s recipes, they are purely delicious and gorgeous. Her work needs no introduction, she has been blogging and inspiring us all for over a decade. This book is a culmination of that journey as a chef, food photographer, mom and pastry chef who switched to working with foods that made her feel healthier and in turn happier. 

This gorgeous cake comes from the pages of her book and I added a cranberry relish that has fresh strawberries and pink peppercorns, a lovely compliment to the roasted squash brown butter cake. 

Roasted Squash Brown Butter Cake (Gluten-Free) | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

Roasted Squash Brown Butter Cake with Cranberry Relish

Find Aran Goyoaga’s the cake recipe in Cannelle et Vanille

Zoë’s Cranberry Relish with Fresh Strawberries and Pink Peppercorn

2 cups fresh cranberries

2 cups fresh strawberries

1/2 orange, peel and flesh, chopped

1/2 teaspoon pink peppercorn

2 tablespoons honey

Creme fraiche for serving

To make the relish: 

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it is the desired consistency. I wanted to leave some small pieces of the fruit, so you can taste each element of the relish. That’s it, simple and delicious. 

Roasted Squash Brown Butter Cake (Gluten-Free) | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François
Roasted Squash Brown Butter Cake (Gluten-Free) | ZoeBakes photo by Zoë François

Cranberry Relish with Fresh Strawberries and Pink Peppercorns

The gorgeous cake comes from the pages the Cannelle et Vanille cookbook and I added a cranberry relish that has fresh strawberries and pink peppercorns, a lovely compliment to the roasted squash brown butter cake.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 orange peel and flesh, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Crème fraîche for serving

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients (except for crème fraîche) in a food processor and pulse until it is the desired consistency. I wanted to leave some small pieces of the fruit, so you can taste each element of the relish.
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2 thoughts to “Roasted Squash Brown Butter Cake (Gluten-Free)”

  1. Superb looking cake. I am a lover of both squash and brown butter, but wouldn’t have thought to make a dessert with them. Nice work on coming up with a tasty and gluten free healthy dessert. Happy Holidays and great post!

  2. 5 stars
    I have her first (?) cookbook, and I love it. Small Plates and Sweet Treats. This relish can even be served with a plain apple cake for Rosh Hashanah. It would jazz up anything! Thanks!

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