Mini Bundt Cakes with Chayote

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Mini Bundt Cakes with Chayote squash are low in  calories, fiber packed cocoa powder mini bundt cakes, so light and easy to make !

Mini Bundt Cakes with Chayote squash are low in  calories, fiber packed cocoa powder mini bundt cakes, so light and easy to make !


 

Pear shaped, spiny chayote squash is perfect replacement for finely grated zucchini when making Mini Bundt Cakes with Chayote or any other kind of dessert. To get one cup of finely grated chayote, I used two medium sized fruits to peel. There is rather large seed inside and that’s why it takes two fruits.
It contains 94 percent of water so it’s great to use while cooking to reduce using fat rich ingredients.

The only „problem“  with this low calorie fruit is peeling. You need gloves for this part of work. Once peeled, anything can be done with it. I made these bundt cakes without butter; instead, there is some vegetable oil and sour cream. Pies and crumbles are also great to include this refreshing plant !

Mini Bundt Cakes with Chayote squash are low in  calories, fiber packed cocoa powder mini bundt cakes, so light and easy to make !

 

Chayote is available every autumn and I prepare it raw, sliced or julienned and add to salads or salsa and find it refreshing and healthy. These mini bundts with chayote take you one step further.

If you are interested in savoury version check this one : Meat loaf with Chayote

 

How do you cook chayote ?

Chayote can be cooked the way you would any squash: by boiling, steaming, baking or even grilling.

 

What does cooked chayote taste like?

It has mild taste, like cucumber or zucchini and is lightly sweet.

Mini Bundt Cakes with Chayote squash are low in  calories, fiber packed cocoa powder mini bundt cakes, so light and easy to make !

 

Is chayote healthy ?

It has impressive benefits: rich in nutrients, promote heart health, blood sugar control and support liver function.

 

To get more creative ideas how to use chayote in your kitchen check here

 

 

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Mini Bundt Cakes with Chayote

Mini Bundt Cakes with Chayote squash are low in  calories, fiber packed cocoa powder mini bundt cakes, so light and easy to make !

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mini Bundt Cakes with Chayote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 mini bundts
Author 2pots2cook

Ingredients

  • Butter for the pan
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup finely grated Chayote
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 Tbsp ground hazelnut or walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla bourbon extract
  • 2 Tbsp semi sweet cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • Icing sugar to dust before serving

Instructions

  1. Butter mini bundt cakes or muffin pans and leave the dish aside.

  2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.

  3. In medium sized bowl, mix eggs and sugar first. Add the rest of ingredients and combine until everything is well incorporated.

  4. Fill 2/3 of mini bunt dishes or muffin cups.

  5. Bake for 15 minutes and check with tooth pick if finished.

  6. Once done, take the dish out and leave the bundts to cool in the pan.

  7. Once cooled, take them out and serve, dusted with icing sugar to taste.

Mini Bundt Cakes with Chayote squash are low in  calories, fiber packed cocoa powder mini bundt cakes, so light and easy to make !

 

 

 

 

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