Cake Dessert Recipes

Sweet Symphony of Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

This classic Southern cake is a moist and flavorful treat that is sure to please. It is made with crushed pineapple, mashed banana, and chopped pecans, and is topped with a cream cheese frosting. The combination of flavors creates a unique and delicious cake that is perfect for any occasion.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 large bananas)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the sugar, oil, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in the pineapple, banana, and pecans.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Let the cake cool completely before frosting.
  7. To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  8. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake and serve.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving size: 1 slice (1/12 of cake)
  • Calories: 463
  • Total fat: 24g
  • Saturated fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg
  • Sodium: 246mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 59g
  • Dietary fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 43g
  • Protein: 4g

Additional Tips and Variations:

For a lighter version of the cake, you can substitute the vegetable oil with applesauce. You can also add 1/2 cup of shredded coconut to the batter for an extra layer of flavor. For a more decadent cake, you can add 1/2 cup of chopped maraschino cherries to the batter.

This Hummingbird Cake is a delicious and unique treat that is sure to be a hit at any gathering. With its moist texture and flavorful combination of ingredients, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy!