Friday, May 13, 2016

Hummingbird Bundt Cake

I was  checking out my old magazines  awhile back, and I saw an issue of "Southern Living Magazine".  On the cover was a recipe for Hummingbird Bundt Cake.  It had been years since I had  Hummingbird cake.  Years ago, there was a bakery in Albuquerque  named "Panache. "  This bakery made the best Hummingbird cake I ever tasted.  It did not matter what kind of a get together my friends and I were having we always had to have Hummingbird cake.  Sadly, the bakery went out-of-business.
When reading over the recipe for the cake, the delicious flavors in the cake returned to my memory - bananas, pineapple, pecans, cream cheese frosting, just to name a few.  This cake was not a disappointment.  It was moist, flavorful, and as as individual so eloquently put it, "Makes you hum with delight with each bite."

Hummingbird Bundt Cake
From Southern Living Magazine

Ingredients for Cake Batter

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 ounce) can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
3/4 cup canola oil
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Ingredients for Glaze

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


Prepare Cake Batter:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).  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 degrees (F)  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 tablespoon milk in a food processor until well blended.  Add remaining 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, processing until smooth.  Immediately pour glaze over cooled cake, and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup toasted pecans.

Makes 10-12 servings

Ready To Eat



  1. If I liked bananas that might appeal to me. I did like your story about the bakery; wonder why it folded.

    best... mae at

  2. This somehow reminds me of carrot cake...Love the combo of flavour, esp. all the fruits in there.

  3. Southern Living Magazine is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Geraldine. When I did a post about the celebration back in February of this year, I remember reading that their recipe for Hummingbird Cake was one of the most requested recipes it the magazine's history!!!

    Never would I think to bake Hummingbird Cake in a bundt. Oh my goodness, it must be delicious!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Geraldine...Pinning:)