Southern Living’s Hummingbird Cake – This spectacular cake is made with 3 layers or banana and pineapple cake and then topped off with cream cheese frosting
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Southern Living’s Hummingbird Cake
This spectacular cake is made with 3 layers or banana and pineapple cake and then topped off with cream cheese frosting. Welcome the South into your home and enjoy this moist and delicious dessert. Perfect for Mother’s Day, Brunch or any other celebration.
Remember a couple of months ago when I posted about my trip to Southern Living Magazine courtesy of Delta Faucets? In that trip I heard that one of the most famous cake the magazine has ever published was this decadent Hummingbird Cake.
That’s why I decided to honor them and their hospitality by baking this beauty.
My husband had never tried a Southern Living’s Hummingbird Cake before and when he tasted it, he was in love. He said the flavor is similar to a carrot cake but taken to a whole new level.
I added chunks of banana and pineapple instead of mashing them, that way, you get a beautiful texture and a different bite.
Making cakes can be a bit messy, I know. That’s why I am SO IN LOVE with my new Delta Touch2o Faucet. Just a tap will start the flow of water.
Therefore, you don’t have to stain the handle with your dirty hands. As soon as you get yours, you’ll be wondering how on earth could you have lived this long without owning one.
To a home cook, this is totally a game changer. See how easy it is? Yes, those are my hands full of cream cheese frosting. The bottom turns blue when is dispensing cold water and red when there’s hot water.
I prepared their exact recipe but doubled the quantity of frosting since I wanted to decorate it on the outside. You can also add some pecans, pineapple or even bananas to decorate the top and sides of the cake.
However you decide to decorate it, just do me a favor, grab a fork and let’s dig in, something as delicious as this Hummingbird Cake cannot be ignored.
Trust me, the calories are worth it, just do some extra Burpees tomorrow at the gym 🙂 .
I hope you can make this delicious Hummingbird Cake at home. If you do, please tag me on Instagram @livingsweetmoments and/or use the hashtag #LivingSweet – I promise to Repost it.
Southern Living's Hummingbird Cake - This spectacular cake is made with 3 layers or banana and pineapple cake and then topped off with cream cheese frosting
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup pecans toasted and chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups ripe bananas mashed (about 3-4 bananas)
- 8 oz can pineapple juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoons baking soda
- 32 oz packages cream cheese softened (4 packs)
- 16 oz unsalted butter softened (4 sticks)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar sifted
Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit
Coat 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray
Whisk together flour and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, oil, and vanilla, and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in bananas, pineapple, and pecans. Pour batter in pans
Bake at 350° for 28 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes and invert on a wire rack to cool completely
Place the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a mixer and mix on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
Slowly and in batches add the sugar until incorporated
Place 1 cake layer on a cake stand or serving plate. Top with one-fourth of frosting. Repeat procedure once. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake
Recipe courtesy of Southern Living Magazine
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