Mom’s Hummingbird Cake

My Mom’s Hummingbird Cake is the perfect dessert for spring!  Loaded with bananas, pineapple, pecans and cinnamon, and topped with a thick cream cheese frosting, this cake will be the highlight of your dessert table!

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My Mom's Hummingbird Cake is the perfect dessert for spring!  Loaded with bananas, pineapple, pecans and cinnamon, and topped with a thick cream cheese frosting, this cake will be the highlight of your dessert table!

I’ve been going through my grandmother’s old recipes lately, and with Easter coming up, I wanted to share her recipe for Hummingbird Cake.  I’d pulled it out of her recipe box some time ago…and then couldn’t find it.  😳  So I asked my mom if she had a copy, and I’m fairly certain this is the same version – or at least close.

I love my mom’s hummingbird cake, almost as much as I love carrot cake – the flavors are quite similar: cinnamon spiced, pineapple, chopped nuts, and a perfectly whipped cream cheese icing.  Seriously, what’s not to love?

My Mom's Hummingbird Cake is the perfect dessert for spring!  Loaded with bananas, pineapple, pecans and cinnamon, and topped with a thick cream cheese frosting, this cake will be the highlight of your dessert table!

I super ❤ love baking cakes in bundt pans because they automatically look impressive without you having to do anything fancy.  Pour in the batter, bake, turn the cake right-side up, and drizzle on some frosting and you basically look like a professional.

 

My Mom's Hummingbird Cake is the perfect dessert for spring! Loaded with bananas, pineapple, pecans and cinnamon, and topped with a thick cream cheese frosting, this cake will be the highlight of your dessert table!
My Mom's Hummingbird Cake is the perfect dessert for spring! Loaded with bananas, pineapple, pecans and cinnamon, and topped with a thick cream cheese frosting, this cake will be the highlight of your dessert table!

Actually, I didn’t “drizzle” on the frosting.  This cream cheese frosting is pretty thick (hey, if you’re making it, go all out…that’s my motto), so I first spoon mine into a sandwich bag.  To make it easier, I put the baggie into a tall drinking glass and fold the ends over the sides, then fill the bag with my frosting.  Seal up the bag and snip one tiny corner off with a pair of scissors.  Then just pipe away to your heart’s content.

Mom's Hummingbird Cake
 
My Mom's Hummingbird Cake is the perfect dessert for spring!  Loaded with bananas, pineapple, pecans and cinnamon, and topped with a thick cream cheese frosting, this cake will be the highlight of your dessert table!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1½ cups vegetable oil
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple (undrained)
  • 2 cups crushed bananas (about 3 large)
for the frosting
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Stir in whisked eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla using a large wooden spoon. Do not use a mixer.
  4. Fold in the pineapple, bananas, and nuts until well combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake for 75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Let cake cool in pan for 15 to 20 minutes and then invert onto a wire rack. Allow cake to cool completely.
for the frosting:
  1. Beat cream cheese and butter together with an electric mixer until light and frosting.
  2. Add in powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Frost cake as desired.
 

 

My Mom's Hummingbird Cake is the perfect dessert for spring!  Loaded with bananas, pineapple, pecans and cinnamon, and topped with a thick cream cheese frosting, this cake will be the highlight of your dessert table!

 

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