Thursday, 7 June 2012

Humming Bird Cake

Humming Bird Cake 

I don`t know why this recipe has got such a strange name as humming bird cake, I think it is probably due to the fact that it tastes so good that you just start humming like a bird. Any ways this is a great simple and easy desserts recipe, not only will you enjoy having it but you`ll also enjoy making this humming bird cake recipe. Plus it can go with pretty much anything and with any type of tea. This is a very rich easy desserts recipe, enjoy it. And don`t forget to leave a word or two at the end.


  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 3/4 c. mashed bananas
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans


  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. 
  3. Do not beat. 
  4. Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup pecans and bananas. 
  5. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9 inch cake pans. 
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 23 to 28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. 
  7. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans and let cool completely on wire racks. 
  8. Stir 1/2 cup pecans into cream cheese frosting if desired or reserve them to sprinkle over top of frosted cake. 
  9. Spread frosting between layers and top and sides of cake.


  1. Cream butter and softened cream cheese. 
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar; beat until light and fluffy. 
  3. Stir in vanilla.

Photo by @joefoodie

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