Monday, December 12, 2011

Hummingbird Cake

I have never heard of this before.  It seems to be a big thing here in Kentucky, along with Derby Pie (see my post on that one a while back).  I've not actually tasted it but they have them at one of the local groceries and I will buy one and do just that.  The only thing that has held me back is that I have this awful feeling if I buy it, I will bury my face in it and eat it all.  Like a dog.  :)

You just cannot go wrong with pecans, cream cheese frosting, pineapple and banana.  So here is a recipe for this wonderful cake.....and if you show up to my house to visit, you had better have one of these with you!


  • 3 cups
     all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • large eggs, beaten 
  • 1 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained 
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups chopped bananas 
  • Cream Cheese Frosting 
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Preparation

    1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not beat.) Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup pecans, and bananas.
    2. Pour batter into three greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
    3. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake; sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top. Store in refrigerator.


  1. Ooooooooooh, looks very nummy!!

  2. I've made Hummingbird Cake and it's been very popular! It's nice to have an option aside from chocolate or vanilla. (I'm on the Corgi-L list, too.)