Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

I'll only go on record as making the following statement once; cake isn't all that healthy for you. Unfortunately it's one of those 'sometimes' foods rather than an 'all the time' type food, but some cakes are healthier than others (that's my theory anyway ;-D). Hummingbird cake has to be at least a little on the healthy side; it has pineapple, banana and walnuts in it after all! This recipe was so easy to follow and great for cooking with the kids (and did I mention yummy? It was yummy).


1 3/4 cups SR flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp bicarb soda
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 bananas (mashed)
440g can crushed pineapple (drained)
2 eggs (whisked)
3/4 cup oil


Preheat oven to 160'c
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl (flour, sugar, coconut, walnuts, bicarb soda, cinnamon).
Add wet ingredients (mashed banana, drained crushed pineapple, oil and eggs).
Mix until combined.
Pour into greased cake tin and bake around 30-40 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Top with cream cheese icing (1.5 cups icing sugar, 50 butter, 1 tsp vanilla, 100g cream cheese) or just use butter as you would with banana bread.

The cake we made was a tiny bit dry, Id love to give this one a try next:

Taste Recipe for Hummingbird Cake

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