Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Icing


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About this recipe: This cake is the perfect treat for any special occasion. It's moist, packed full of flavour and everyone will love it. The cake is warmly spiced with cinnamon, dotted with pineapple, walnuts and bananas and topped with a cream cheese icing.

Carole Zee

Serves: 1 three layer 23cm cake

  • For the Cake
  • 375g plain flour
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 350ml vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 225g tinned crushed pineapple, drained
  • 115g chopped walnuts
  • 300g diced bananas
  • For the Cream Cheese Icing
  • 225g cream cheese, softened
  • 115g butter
  • 475g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:3hr cooling  ›  Ready in:4hr 

  1. Do NOT use an electric mixer. Combine flour, caster sugar, salt, bicarbonate of soda and ground cinnamon. Add eggs and oil stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, pineapple, walnuts and bananas.
  2. Pour into three 23cm greased and floured round cake tins. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done. Allow to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese and butter. Cream until smooth. Add icing sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Use to fill and spread all over the cooled cake.

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