Preheat oven to 350℉ and line 12 muffin tins with parchment or muffin liners. In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, spices and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together oil and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating after each. Whisk in applesauce, milk and vanilla to combine. Whisk in flour mixture and parsnips until just combined. Stir in pecans.
Divide batter equally between prepared muffin tins using a generous 1/4 cup of batter each. Bake in preheated oven for 25-28 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and allow to cool to room temperature.
In a small bowl stir together cream cheese, icing sugar, milk and vanilla to form a smooth texture. Drizzle or spread onto cooled muffins.
Preheat oven to 350℉. Line 12 muffin cups with large paper liners. In a small bowl whisk together flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, salt and allspice. Set aside.
In a large bowl stir together brown sugar, almond butter and melted butter until smooth. Add eggs one at time, whisking after each. Whisk in buttermilk and vanilla. Stir in grated pumpkin. Add dry ingredients all at once stirring until just combined. Do not over mix. Stir in nuts. Scoop batter evenly into prepared muffins cups (each will take a heaping 1/3 cup of batter). Top each muffin with a generous sprinkle of almond topping. Bake in preheated oven for 20-22 minutes or when a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to rest in pan for 10 minutes prior to removing muffins to a cooling rack.
Toss together almonds, melted butter and honey until almonds are coated evenly. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease a 9"x13" pan and line with parchment covering bottom and two sides.
Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, ground ginger, allspice, and salt, set aside. Cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in one egg at a time, incorporating after each. Add orange juice, fresh ginger, and vanilla. Add half the flour mixture, alternating with half the sour cream until combined. Stir in grated squash and 1 cup toasted hazelnuts. Spread evenly into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for approximately 45 minutes or when a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
Cream Cheese Icing
Beat together butter, cream cheese and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and 2 1/2 cups of icing sugar, beat until smooth. Spread evenly onto cooled cake and top with remaining 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts. Cut into 24 pieces.
Peel butternut squash then split in half lengthwise. Cut into large chunks and grate using a fine grater. Uses just less than half a butternut squash.