Today after searching through cookbooks and online recipes; I finally stumbled along this amazing hummingbird cake recipe! Plus I didn't have any cream cheese on hand so I decided to make my own! Here is the recipe if anyone is interested: CREAM CHEESE RECIPE HERE! This cake is definitely worth making to a birthday party, wedding or any even to be honest.
As you can see, once you've mixed each mixture separately, add them all together and finally pour it into a pan. Tip: Grease your pans with a lot of butter, otherwise your cake will stick to its pan.
I made my frosting with brown sugar which may not have been the smartest decision but it still tasted amazing. I recommend using powdered sugar - it does matter!
Layer and top with flowers or anything you wish!
1 cup mashed banana
1 cup pureed pineapple
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cups vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
4 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar*
2 tablespoons lemon juice
zest of half a lemon
2 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven 350 degrees and grease 2, 8" pans.
Mix together banana, pineapple, brown sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Then in a medium bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add the dry into the wet and pour into pans - bake for 30 minutes.
Combine powdered sugar*, butter, cream cheese, milk, and lemon zest + juice in a blender and set aside.
Take the cakes out of their pans and layer frosting in the middle and on the top.
- The Bored Baker
*I used brown sugar which didn't have much of an effect color wise but it still tasted great!
This recipe is inspired by: https://bromabakery.com/hummingbird-cake-recipe/