Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
6 oz jar Gerber squash baby food
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/3 cup chopped nuts, optional
1/3 cup chopped dates, optional
Cream shortening and sugar until light.
Add eggs one at a time, then add squash; beat well.
Sift dry ingredients and mix into shortening/squash mixture.
If desired, stir in nuts and dates.
Turn batter into a greased 9x5x3 pan
Bake at 350F for about one hour