A couple of years ago my fiance wanted a butternut cake for his birthday, ok no problem i found the recipe on Flora's Recipes, the problem was finding BUTTERNUT FLAVORING!!!!!!, i looked every where for it, finally i had to order it online, didn't cost a lot, just not readily available in our area. But wow the cake was awesome, and even better 3 days later
Preheat oven to 350. Mix shortening and sugar in a large bowl. Add and beat eggs into mixture one at a time. Add flour, baking powder, salt and milk. Beat well. Add vanilla and butternut flavoring. Beat well. Pour into 2 greased and floured cake pans or a bundt pan.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, Cook cake before icing.
Let cream cheese and butter come to room temp. Beat all ingredients together, frost cooled cake.
I have used this same recipe and just swapped the butternut for other flavors