Hummingbird Bundt Cake

From pineapple to cream cheese, Hummingbird Bundt Cake has the same ingredients as the original popular layer cake but simplified by baking in a Bundt pan.

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 3/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 large)
1 (8-oz.) can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
3/4 cup canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 ounces cream cheese, cubed and softened
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 Tbsp. milk

1. Prepare Cake Batter: Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

2. Stir together flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in eggs and next 4 ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Sprinkle 1 cup toasted pecans into a greased and floured 14-cup Bundt pan. Spoon batter over pecans.

3. Bake at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 2 hours).

4. Prepare Glaze: Process cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 Tbsp. milk in a food processor until well blended. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. milk, 1 tsp. at a time, processing until smooth. Immediately pour glaze over cooled cake, and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup toasted pecans.

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2012




passion fruit, paws and peonies said...

I love the idea of a hummingbird cake. I read the ingredients and I love them! I really need to make one - I'll bookmark this recipe for next time I need a cake in the house. Thanks for the recipe x

Cat | Curly's Cooking said...

This cake looks delicious. I've not tried a hummingbird cake before but I really want to give it a go.

Linda S said...

I have hears all about how rich and delicious a hummingbird cake is, but I have never had the chance to try. Thank you for sharing your recipe on this week's Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop, I'll have to make one myself!

Clearissa said...

Thinking of adding this cake to my Easter dinner. It has to be moist with the bananas. Yumm. Found you on A Little Bit Of Everything and socialized. :)

Michele Morin said...

I'm sure this cake is very moist and wonderful, but with a delightful name like that, who cares what it tastes like? Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Teresa B said...

A lovely name for what sounds like a lovely cake. I will definitely give it a try.
Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

Miz Helen said...

We will love your cake it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your great post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Miz Helen

Food For the Soul said...

Beautiful cake...looks moist and delicious! Thanks for sharing on Fiesta Friday

Chas' Crazy Creations said...

Looks wonderful, great job and thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

Erlene said...

We love cake and this hummingbird bundt cake looks divine. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday. Pinned.

Petra said...

What a delicious cake! All that fruit and oh the pecan nuts!
Thank you for bringing this to Fiesta Friday! :)

Unknown said...

I found you via Journeys In Grace and this cake looks amazing! I am bookmarking it and will give it a try! I will let you know how it turns out! Katy @ SYE (

Nancy W said...

I love Hummingbird Cake but haven't made one in years! thanks for sharing your recipe on the Simple Homestead Blog Hop!
- Nancy (<a href=">Nancy On The Home Front</a> )