There’s a way to make a more nourishing cake, and pastry chef and wellness enthusiast Marianne Stewart has dozens. Pick up a copy of her new collection of recipes and get ready to make desserts that are better for you. This orange, butternut and poppy seed loaf is sublime. 

This cake is another food memory reinvented. When I first moved to London to work as a pastry chef, I worked at Baker & Spice in Chelsea where we used to make wonderful orange and poppy seed loaves. No skimping on ingredients, we used organic eggs and plenty of French butter in the recipe. This loaf cake is definitely better for the waistline, but still has bags of flavor and moisture from the butternut squash and citrus zest.

Reprinted with permission from Nourish Cakes