Hummingbird Cake Recipe

If you haven’t heard of hummingbird cake before you are in for a delicious treat. It is a cake made with mashed banana, crushed pineapple, pecans and topped with a rich cream cheese frosting.

Let’s get started!


Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 4, 6-inch cake pans with baking spray and set aside.


Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the eggs, butter, vanilla, pineapple, bananas, and pecans. Mix together until combined.


Divide the batter evenly among the prepared baking pans and place in the hot oven. Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean


Allow the cakes to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing it carefully from the pan.


While the cake is cooking, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powder sugar and mix until smooth. Add vanilla and mix.


Remove one cup of frosting and place it in a separate bowl, add the crushed pineapple to the reserved frosting and stir to combine well.


Assemble and frost cake. Decorate with dehydrated pineapple flowers, banana chips and candied pecans.

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