Hummingbird Cake

Saturday, December 26, 2020
Hummingbird Cake is a dense banana-pineapple spice cake that is popular in the Southern states and has a fabulous homemade cream cheese frosting through the layers.


The cake dates back to the late 70s was first submitted to Southern Living in 1978 by Mrs. L.H. Wiggins of Greensboro, North Carolina.


This cake became so popular it even won at a Kentucky State Fair in a baking competition.


This cake is sweet, moist and the nuts give it that crunchy roasted perfect bite.


This is one of my favorite recipes when I need to use up at least 4 bananas that are overripe, this is the perfect solution!


More often you will see this cake displayed with three layers of pillowy soft cream cheese frosting.


I take the easy way out and either pour the mixture into a 13 x 9 sheet cake pan or bundt to save time.


Either way, the flavors are a wonderful blend of spice, banana, and pineapple enjoyed by all.


If you love banana recipes also try my Banana Streusel Bars and my Banana Oatmeal Cookies both family favorites.


Scroll down to my printable recipe card for both the easy delicious cake and frosting recipes.


this is a cake made from scratch that has banana, pineapple and spices in it called hummingbird cake







Easy Scratch Cakes



This cake is so easy, it just requires keeping the wet ingredients and dry separately and just blending together evenly.


I use the mixer just to get the bananas creamed with the sugar, oil and pineapple blended then it's just a quick stir to moistened the flour evenly.


If you're looking for an easy scratch cake and not fond of baking, this will be your favorite cake recipe, it's super simple.





this is a banana cake with walnuts and cream cheese frosting on top




Ingredients You Will Need For Torrone(scroll down to the recipe card for exact measurements

  • flour
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • bananas
  • pineapple crushed not drained
  • cooking spray oil
  • vegetable or canola oil
  • cinnamon
  • allspice
  • vanilla
  • baking soda
  • toasted pecans (pecans are called for in the original recipe, I prefer toasted walnuts)
  • butter for roasting the nuts in
  • For the Frosting:
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • butter
  • milk
  • vanilla



this is the batter poured over nuts ready to bake in a aluminum pan called hummingbird cake



Tools You Will Need


  • electric beater
  • spatula
  • large 6-quart bowl
  • 13 x 9 sized pan, bundt pan, or 3 - 9 inch layer cake pans
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons



these are toasted walnuts in a pan



Additional Suggestions:


  • orange or lemon zest
  • mandarin oranges instead of pineapple
  • coconut
  • raisins
  • macadamia nuts or almonds



this is a cake batter with bananas and pineapple in it



More Cake Recipes To Try:



Carrot Cake Mix Cake


Fresh Blueberry Cake Mix Cake


Texas Sheet Cake



this is a banana sheet cake with pineapple in it



A Few Baking Tips

  • The cake batter will be more than a 12 cup bundt pan and require another smaller pan for the excess batter
  • Bundt pan takes around 50 minutes to bake
  • If using 3 - 9inch pans for a layer cake baked for around 25 to 30 minutes
  • A 13 x 9 sheet cake took around 45 to 55 minutes





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this is a pin for later cake with pineapple and bananas with cream cheese frosting



Homemade and Delicious



If you're looking to use up banana's don't miss trying this cake it's really a deliciously moist cake and so simple the kids can help make it.


I love everything about the flavors, it's great any time of year and makes just a large cake that can feed a crowd with no problem.


The best part about the cake is that decadent cream cheese frosting on top it's truly addicting!



Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 55 Min
This recipe is popular in the Southern States called Hummingbird Cake. It's moist with banana, pineapple and cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour 
  • 2 cups of sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon. salt 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2  cups canola or vegetable oil 
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons of pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice don't drain it
  • 2 cups very ripe bananas ( around 4 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • 4 ounces of butter
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Calories

623.20

Fat (grams)

37.00

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.18

Carbs (grams)

69.66

Fiber (grams)

3.06

Net carbs

66.60

Sugar (grams)

40.77

Protein (grams)

6.45

Sodium (milligrams)

300.48

Cholesterol (grams)

46.50
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20 comments

  1. I have always wanted to make hummingbird cake, and your recipe looks perfect!! Bookmarked to make for Christmas, thank you so much for this recipe :)

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  2. This cake is always a moist and delicious treat! Fabulous for the holidays!

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  3. This cake looks finger-licking good! Just wow, I am definitely making this for the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. I love Hummingbird cake, your recipe looks great!

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  5. Never heard of hummingbird cake before but it sure looks so dense and delicious! I love all the cakes with nuts. This one looks easy to make, gonna give it a try this weekend!

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  6. I can almost taste this cake. Looks so good!

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  7. It must have tasted amazing with all the walnuts and cream cheese frosting! Love the moist crumb, which reminds me of my favourite carrot cake.

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  8. Love this recipe! Now I have a use for my over ripe bananas when I accidentally let them sit out too long.

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  9. I think I need to try with the macadamia nut idea. What a fun way to dress up the cake.

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  10. I only tried this for the first time recently and it's amazing. I need to try making it myself.

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  11. Amazing cake recipe. Thank you for sharing such nice recipes

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  12. Yummy! This looks so delicious! My family is going to love this recipe! Can't wait!

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  13. Claudia, this cake is AH-mazing! It's the best hummingbird cake I've ever eaten. Thanks for this winner of a recipe. I love it!!

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  14. It looks delicious in the close up and I believe I remember eating it way in the past and liking it.

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  15. I've never heard of hummingbird cakes before - looks so incredibly rich and delicious!

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  16. This was my first time having this cake and it's amazing - thank you!

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  17. We will love your hummingbird cake, it looks delish! Hope you had a great Christmas and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,516. We hope to see you back here again soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. Great combination of flavors. First time making, everything loved the banana, pineapple combo. Will make again for sure.

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  19. omg - i'm making this asap - this sounds so good!!!! i love pineapple!

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  20. I've heard of Hummingbird Cake before but can't recall ever having it. It's beautiful and sounds like a must try!

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