You need this amazing hummingbird cake recipe. trust me!
This fabulous Hummingbird Cake Recipe can brighten even the most dismal winter day...
Some food officianados maintain that this Hummingbird Cake recipe is a southern specialty. Others will argue that's it's origins are actually Jamaican.
Honestly, once you've tried it, you wont care where it came from. You'll just be glad you discovered it right here.
It's super easy to mix up. You don't even need a mixer! In just two hours from now, you could be savoring this rich, spicy, sweet treat, slathered with decadent cream cheese frosting...mmmm.
Oh, and do yourself a favor.
Be sure to try the fabulous variations after the main recipe.
Don't let what seems like a long list of ingredients for this Hummingbird Cake recipe scare you. They're all common pantry staples that you probably on hand anyway!
Yield: one 9" round cake (3 layers).
- 3 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar, packed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2teaspoon ground mace
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 x 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 2 cups chopped bananas, about 2 large bananas
Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare 3 x 9" round cake pans by spraying with non-stick cooking spray and lining bottom of each pan with a circle of parchment paper cut to fit.
1.Combine flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and spices in a large bowl.
2.Add eggs, oil and applesauce and stir with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are combined.
3.Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup of the pecans, and bananas.
4.Divide batter evenly into prepared cake pans.
5.Bake, testing at 25 minutes and every 10 minutes after that, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
6.Cool in the cake pans, set on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then turn out on to the rack to col completely.
7.To finish, fill and frost with decadent cream cheese frosting.
8.Cut yourself a slice and enjoy!
The only problem you may have with this Hummingbird Cake recipe is the fact that your friends will constantly be pleading with you to make another! Not such a bad problem to have I guess!
Variations on a theme...
Hummingbird Cake all on it's own is sublime, but if you want to spice things up a little, try these great filling and frosting variations:
- Chai spice cheesecake filling
- Mango cream cheese frosting
- Coconut cream cheese frosting
- Dacquiri Cheescake frosting
a bundt pan makes perfection easy...
For a perfect, easy presentation of your Hummingbird Cake Recipe grab yourself one of these fantastic cake pans. Just bake and dust with a little powdered sugar. It doesn't get any easier than that!
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