I don’t know much about pumpkins and squash. (I can’t even work out if the plural of squash should be squashes.) Today I saw a vegetable in the supermarket called “kabocha” that looked like a pumpkin. It was cut into pieces and had dark green skin with a bright orange centre. I have a recipe for mini chocolate cupcakes that is supposed to be made with butternut squash. I was fairly sure that “kabocha” wasn’t a butternut squash but I bought it anyway as I imagined that I could make the cupcakes even if the squash was different.
The cakes are moist and the change of squash hasn’t caused a problem. They are a little too bitter and I think that next time I need to use chocolate the isn’t quite as dark. I also need to even out the cakes before I put them in the oven as they came out in odd shapes. I was expecting them to melt and become smooth, but I was wrong.