Hummingbird Cake

Decorating By chilz822 Updated 25 Feb 2009 , 2:01pm by Sugar_Plum_Fairy

chilz822 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 4:44pm
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How does everyone feel about the taste of hummingbird cake? I've never tried it but today's the day! I'm going to make cupcakes with a pineapple buttercream or cream cheese to go on them.

Any thoughts as to taste?

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KlyKat Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 4:50pm
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I love Hummingbird Cake. It's so light and flavorful!!! I've only had it with cream cheese icing, but I bet pineapple bc would be heavenly icon_biggrin.gif

K'ly

vickymacd Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 4:51pm
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I have two different recipes for it. One is from Paula Deen.
Let me know as I haven't tried it yet.

chilz822 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 4:53pm
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Something about bananas, pineapples, and walnuts just makes my mouth water!

KlyKat Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:02pm
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Originally Posted by chilz822

Something about bananas, pineapples, and walnuts just makes my mouth water!




My thoughts exactly icon_redface.gif But you forgot to mention the cream cheese, yummy!!!

Oh wait, what about pineapple cream cheese icon_eek.gif OMG, that would be soooo good!!!

chilz822 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:03pm
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OK, I'm getting dressed and running to the store for ingredients! I can't stand it anymore!
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tp122579 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:08pm
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This is a great recipe:
3c all-purpose flour
1tsp.salt
1tsp.soda
1tsp.cinnamon
3 well beaten eggs
2c sugar
1 1/2 c vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp.vanilla
1-8oz pineapples crushed undrained
2c pecans
2-bananas mashed
combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.add beaten eggs and oil in mixer ,then add your sugar,then your vanilla which I add 2 tsp.Then add your flour mixture after that fold in by hand your bananas,pecans,pinapples.Makes 3-9inch cakes.
Cakes are very moist and dellllllllllcious.

KlyKat Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:12pm
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Originally Posted by chilz822

OK, I'm getting dressed and running to the store for ingredients! I can't stand it anymore!
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icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I think one is going to be in the making for me this week too. My bf has never had one before icon_eek.gif

chilz822 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:15pm
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Do you simply drain the crushed pineapple or do you actually have to squeeze most of the moisture out of it?

The CC recipe calles for drained, but the above calls for undrained...

Nickilyn Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:20pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tp122579

This is a great recipe:
3c all-purpose flour
1tsp.salt
1tsp.soda
1tsp.cinnamon
3 well beaten eggs
2c sugar
1 1/2 c vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp.vanilla
1-8oz pineapples crushed undrained
2c pecans
2-bananas mashed
combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.add beaten eggs and oil in mixer ,then add your sugar,then your vanilla which I add 2 tsp.Then add your flour mixture after that fold in by hand your bananas,pecans,pinapples.Makes 3-9inch cakes.
Cakes are very moist and dellllllllllcious.




I have been wanting to make one these too...saving for Mother's Day. Does it bake at 350 or 325 and for how long?

chilz822 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:23pm
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The CC recipe below says 350 for 25-30 mins so it's probably close.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1643-Hummingbird-Cake-II.html

vickymacd Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:26pm
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Let us know which recipe you end up using. Lots of ingredients and I'd hate to waste them if it's not a good one. Thanks for being the guinea pig!

cjshoemake Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:33pm
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the hummingbird cake is my most requested cake flavor!! I use the Cake Doctors recipe for it. It is fantastic!!!

The pineapple BC sound devine!!! Will try it next

tammy712 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:35pm
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Hi I've made this recipe before and it was absolutely wonderful.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Hummingbird-Cake

Tammy

chilz822 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:40pm
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I made the crustong Cream Cheese frosting here and added some pureed strawberries to it and it was soooo good I could have eaten it with a bowl and spoon, it was like ice cream.

I'm going to try it with some pineapple nectar for the hummingbird I think... if I can get it thick enough to hold a cupcake swirl.

I think cupcakes with a swirl and a cherry on top and some additional pecans are in the making for this aftrenoon.
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KlyKat Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:42pm
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Use the juice with the pineapple. All the recipes I have say so.

Kly

realjen01 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 9:47pm
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Don't forget to decorate with dried pineapples. Just skin the pineapples, cut out the 'eyes' and slice very thinly. Dry in a 225 degree oven for a couple hours...voila! They're the perfect decoration on a hummingbird cake.

bobwonderbuns Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 9:52pm
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Y'all are making me hungry with these recipes! icon_biggrin.gif

Margieluvstobake Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 5:15am
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I made a hummingbird cake recently with one of the recipes on this site. To be perfectly honest, it tasted mostly like banana bread to me, and I didn't even put in all the bananas the recipe called for. Now don't get me wrong, I like banana bread, I just wasn't expecting the cake to taste the same.

chilz822 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 5:38am
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Yeah, after I made it thiss weekend, I was a little disappointed in the taste. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE banana bread also and you're right, that's pretty much what it tasted like. It was a good taste, I just had something a little fruitier in mind... I wanted the pineapple to be more prominent I guess.

It was a good cake though.
I made a pineapple cream cheese frosting, which was delicious, but it didn't compliment the cake as well as I thought.

realjen01 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 1:24pm
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I actually found 2 recipes for Hummingbird cake. One from Art Smith's restaurant in Chicago and another from Axis of Aevil's blog. One called for undrained crushed pineapple and the other called for drained. I used the one with undrained pineapple and the cake turned out super moist and had a very nice pineapple and banana flavor.

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 2:01pm
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Here's an awesome Hummingbird Cake recipe. I used it for my throwdown cake here last year and my m-i-l, who hardly ever eats cake, actually requested it for her birthday cake and even ate some both times!

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=387218

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