Hummingbird Cake

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This cake is beyond delicious. The cake itself is a beautifully tropical-fruit delight whilst the icing is cream cheese based & scrumptious. Also it’s deceptively easy to make so what are you still doing? Get cracking!

What you’ll need:

For the cake
3 cups plain flour
1 & 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon garam marsala (or ground cinnamon)
3 eggs, beaten
1 & 1/2 cups oil
1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 250g can crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups chopped ripe bananas

For the icing
125g butter
250g cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
500g icing sugar

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First of all, preheat the oven to 180°C then combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs & oil, stirring well. Stir in vanilla, crushed pineapple & bananas.

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Spoon the batter into 2 greased & floured cake tins (or you can use one & bake them one at a time).

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Bake for 30-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes until removing.

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Now for the icing! Process the butter, cream cheese & vanilla together. Add the icing sugar & process again.

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Add a little milk to the icing sugar mixture if necessary.

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Pop a layer of icing in between the two cakes ^^ use a bit more than I have here. I realised I definitely could’ve put more in between.

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Then top the whole cake with the icing so it resembles a mound of deliciousness as seen above.

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Then tuck in!!

With Love & Sparkles

  • Holy crap. This looks phenomenal!!! I can’t cook, but I am okay at baking, so this looks like something I can actually try to make! haha 🙂

    • Thanks Hayley! Yep it’s really easy, I’m sure you’ll have no troubles! 🙂

  • It is the first time I visit your blog and I like it very much. This cakes looks delicious! I have never tried it.

  • LOVE cream cheese frosting and this cake looks pretty straight-forward to make! Can’t wait to try it! Yum!

  • Another great recipe to add to “must-bake-this” list 🙂
    I like easy ingredients & prep like this. Thanks for sharing hon.
    xox Nadia

    • Oh it’s super easy! I’m sure you’ll love it! 🙂 xoxo

  • Probably the cutest name for a cake. It looks delicious!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  • Now this looks like such a sweet treat. Over here in Canada, it’s Thanksgiving, so I’m just searching through food posts to make myself even hungrier (it’s torture) – all I can do is smell my mom’s cooking from the other side of the house. Why do I do this to myself?

    Stay fab,
    Lisa Favre

    • I wish I celebrated Thanksgiving! It seems like such a lovely holiday! Plus pumpkin pie = the most delicious thing ever! We all do it haha! xoxo