Monday, August 4, 2008

Hummingbird cake!

We went to the beach this weekend...for the first time, I tried a piece of "hummingbird cake". It was soooooo good! I am on a recipe hunt. I want to make one of these! It is a spice cake, with pecans, bananas and a cream cheese icing and it had a side of pineapple sauce. Oh, my goodness! It was so good and moist! We ate at "Sea Captains" restraunt in Myrtle beach and that is where I tasted this masterpiece! If anyone has a recipe for this cake, I would really appreciate it if you would pass it along to me!


Gillian said...

I have never heard of the cake but this interested me so I have found a recipe. Let me know if you try it and if so how it turns out. I am happy to be a taste tester.

Hummingbird Cake - a recipe that has been passed down through many generations. If desired, crush additional nuts and press them into the sides of the frosting, and put sliced maraschino cherries on top of the cake to "guild the lily.""


* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 cups white sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 cups canola oil
* 3 eggs
* 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
* 2 cups mashed bananas
* 1 cup chopped black walnuts
* 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
* 1/4 pound butter, softened
* 1 pound confectioners' sugar
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 - 9 inch cake pans.
2. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine the oil, eggs, pineapple, bananas and nuts. Add flour mixture, and mix together by hand.
4. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool on racks.
5. Prepare the frosting by blending together the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Evenly spread frosting on middle, sides and top of cake.
Original recipe yield: 2 - 9 inch cake pans.



2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 bananas, mashed
¼ cup chopped nuts
¾ cup vegetable oil
8 oz. crushed pineapple, drained
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Mix together all ingredients using a whisk or hand beater. Transfer batter into a greased ring or bundt pan.

Bake for 50 minutes at 350°F.

Sprinkle with confectioners sugar drizzle with icing or serve plain.

Cookies and cakes said...

Thank you, Gillian! They both look close...the one I had was a spice cake. However, I know what spices are in a spice cake, so I could just add them to either of these recipes! Thank you for taking your time to help! :-)

Cookies and cakes said...

Ok, Gillian...I found what looks like the same recipe as what I had. I found it in one of my Paula Deen cookbooks! I will let you know when I try it!
Deanna :-)

jennai said...

Thanks you, Gillia! they both look close and the recipe is so mouth watering.

jennai said...

What a delicious recipe it is i cannot wait for making it to night

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