Aww the Hummingbird cake, a classic southern recipe made with pineapple, banana, cinnamon, and nuts, all topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting!
This exceptionally moist and flavorful hummingbird cake is one of our favorite cakes. Traditionally made in a three layer cake, which is great for events and special occasions. We found the bundt cake is great for welcoming a new neighbor or church potluck.
We also recommend you make the cake ahead of time. Making it the day before allows all of the flavors to meld together.
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 3/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 large)
- 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
- 3/4 cup oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350*. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.
Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl; stir in eggs, bananas, pineapple, oil and vanilla, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Sprinkle 1 cup toasted pecans into a greased and floured 14-cup Bundt pan. Spoon batter over pecans.
Bake at 350* for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 2 hours).
- 4 oz. cream cheese, cubed & softened
- 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 to 2 tablespoons Milk
Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon milk in a food processor or mixer until well blended. Add remaining 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, processing until smooth. Pour glaze over cooled cake, and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pecans.
Store in the refrigerator. Take cake out of the refrigerator an hour or two before you’d like to serve it to allow the frosting to come to room temperature and the cake to lose its chill.
We hope you will try this wonderful recipe and share it with your friends and family over a cup of coffee.