I am not a baker, but this cake was very simple. I think I got it all put together and in the oven in less than 20 minutes. It would have taken me just as long to make a cake out of a box. I cooked it for an hour and tested the center with a toothpick. It came out clean but when I cut into it (the next morning) it looked like it wasn't quite cooked all the way through. It tasted great, but I think it was denser because of this. I took the cake with me to work and everyone loved it! I think they were surprised to learn that butternut squash was an ingredient. I liked that this cake wasn't too sweet. The icing added just enough sweetness. I made my icing a little too thin. I did end up with a lot pooled on the cake plate. Regardless, it hardened and looked very nice. Since, I'm not a baker, baking is always a great learning experience. I will make this cake again, I'll just need to invest in a Bundt pan (I borrowed the one I used from a friend).