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Delicious Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Hummingbird Cake
Delicious Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Welcome to a taste of the tropics with our delightful Hummingbird Cake! Made with ripe bananas and crushed pineapple, this cake is a true crowd-pleaser.
Topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting and finished with a sprinkle of nuts, it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion. Get ready to impress your guests with this irresistible treat! 🌴🎂

This easy-to-make in the flavors of the Caribbean with our Hummingbird Cake recipe features a moist and tender crumb, thanks to the addition of mashed bananas and crushed pineapple.

The creamy cream cheese frosting adds the perfect balance of sweetness, making each bite a heavenly experience. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a delicious dessert, this Hummingbird Cake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! 🍍🥥🍰

Cuisine: Dessert
Servings: 15 Prep

Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins

So, let’s get started KMT Show 🌟! Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe so special :


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups mashed bananas
  • 1 ½ cups canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3 large eggs


  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ pound butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
How to Make Delicious Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s time to put on your KMT chef’s hat 👩‍🍳 and start create your own version, Kitchies!! Simply follow these easy-peasy steps! 🍽️

How to Make Hummingbird Cake :

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another large bowl, combine mashed bananas, canola oil, chopped walnuts, crushed pineapple, and eggs; mix well.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool on wire racks.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the cream cheese frosting: Beat together confectioners’ sugar, softened cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl until smooth.
  7. Once the cakes are cooled, evenly spread the frosting on the middle, sides, and top of each cake.


  1. For extra flavor, toast the chopped nuts before adding them to the cake batter.
  2. Ensure the cream cheese and butter are softened at room temperature for smoother frosting.
  3. To prevent the cake from sticking to the pan, line the bottom with parchment paper before greasing and flouring.
  4. For a decorative touch, garnish the frosted cake with additional chopped nuts or banana slices.

Substitutions and Variations:

  • Substitute chopped pecans or almonds for the black walnuts for a different flavor profile.
  • Replace the canola oil with melted coconut oil for a hint of tropical flavor.
  • Use crushed pineapple in juice instead of drained pineapple for added sweetness.
  • Experiment with different flavors of instant pudding mix, such as vanilla or banana, for a unique twist.
  • Make a gluten-free version of the cake by using gluten-free all-purpose flour and ensuring all other ingredients are gluten-free certified.

Wanna Make a Healthier Version:

For those looking for a healthier twist, you can make a few adjustments to this recipe. Here are some suggestions :

To make this Hummingbird Cake a bit healthier, consider the following substitutions and adjustments:

  • Use whole wheat flour or a blend of whole wheat and all-purpose flour for added fiber.
  • Reduce the amount of sugar in the cake batter by using a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup.
  • Opt for low-fat or Greek yogurt instead of oil to reduce the fat content while adding moisture.
  • Choose a light cream cheese and reduced-fat butter for the frosting to cut down on calories and fat.
  • Increase the amount of mashed bananas and pineapple to boost the nutritional value and natural sweetness of the cake.
  • Incorporate shredded carrots or zucchini into the batter for added vitamins and minerals.
  • Serve the cake with a dollop of Greek yogurt instead of frosting for a lighter option.

Nutrition Information:

Please note that the following nutrition information is approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients, quantities used and serving sizes.

  • Calories per serving: 719
  • Total Fat: 40g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 342mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 86g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Total Sugars: 62g
  • Protein: 7g

Enjoy a taste of paradise with our Hummingbird Cake! 🌺🍰 For more delicious dessert ideas, explore our collection of mouthwatering recipes. Happy baking! 🍍🥥🎂

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Q: Can I make this cake ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can bake the cake layers in advance and store them in the freezer until ready to frost.

Q: Can I use different nuts in this recipe?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite nuts or omit them altogether if preferred.

Q: Can I substitute the canola oil with another type of oil? A: Yes, you can use vegetable oil or melted coconut oil as a substitute for canola oil.

Q: Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned?
A: Yes, you can use fresh pineapple, but be sure to drain any excess juice to prevent the cake from becoming too moist.

Q: Can I make this cake gluten-free?
A: Yes, you can use gluten-free flour as a substitute for all-purpose flour to make this cake gluten-free.

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Q: Can I add additional flavors to the cream cheese frosting?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different extracts or citrus zest to customize the frosting to your liking.

Q: Can I bake this cake in a different size pan? A: Yes, you can adjust the baking time accordingly if using a different size pan. Just be sure to check for doneness with a toothpick.

Q: Can I make this cake without nuts?
A: Yes, you can omit the nuts from the cake batter if you prefer a nut-free version of the Hummingbird Cake.

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