Monday, July 19, 2010

Hummingbird Cake (or as we call it Todd's birthday cake ;) ) - My husband request this every year for his birthday (hence the candles on the cake! ;) They say it is called "Hummingbird Cake" because when you eat it you say " emmm emmm" as you eat it. I have to say, it will make you say "emm emm" bc it is delicious! Give it a try!


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (8oz) crushed pineapple WITH JUICE
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 medium mashed ripe bananas

  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 12-14 oz of confectioners' sugar (I use 12 oz.)
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
  • around 3 Tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 Cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350°. Sift or mix (if you don't have a sifter) flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon together into mixing bowl. Add eggs and oil to the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until ingredients are moistened. Stir in vanilla, pineapple and 1 cup pecans. Stir in the bananas. Spoon the batter into 3 well-greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes,or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn onto cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
Combine cream cheese and butter; cream until smooth. Slowly, addd powdered sugar, beating with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Frost each layer (tops only) . Sprinkle top evenly with the 1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans.

Enjoy! :)


  1. Thank you for linking up with us today. Your recipe looks great.

  2. Wow, you have my respect! Cake from scratch is no joke and it looks yummy!

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