Why is it called a hummingbird cake ?
Because the National bird of Jamaica is the
hummingbird,and the recipe originated from
the island of Jamaica.
This cake has a wonderful,moist taste,and has
to be topped with cream cheese frosting .
I made this cake for Easter with cream cheese,
and today I made muffins out of the same .
I think it’s awesome,enough to be served
without the cream cheese adornment.
Made with overripe bananas,pineapple and
pecans ( I made with almonds) it is an excellent
Moving to the recipe now
1 big banana /2 small bananas ( ripe)
1 cup fresh coarsely pureed pineapple
10-15 pecans / toasted almonds
1 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar ( preferably brown )
1+1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
•When you start to preheat the oven,allow the
nuts to get toasted in the heat .
•Put all the ingredients into a food processor,or
mash it in one bowl with a hand blender.
•Pour into cupcake moulds,or cake tin if you
like to ice the cake .
•If you want to make two layered cake ,double
Cream cheese frosting
425-450 gm icing sugar
75 gm unsalted butter
125 gm cream cheese
A tsp of rum / vanilla essence
Beat all together till creamy and use for icing.