The Hummingbird cake is one of the most popular cakes in South America. With its fresh taste and the creaminess of the filling it will really conquer everyone.
Depending on your taste, if you want, you can prepare it in many different versions using the fruit you prefer.
Let’s find out now together, step by step. how to prepare it.
- 4 cups 00 flour
- 2 and 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 pineapple
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup pecans
For the frosting
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
- 1 banana
First of all whisk together flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and bakng soda and then add eggs and oil. Now stir in pineapple, bananas, vanilla extract and chopped pecans.
Mix and add the mixture in a cake pan. Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes. Let it cool and divide into 4 layers.
It’s time to prepare the frosting beating cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add sugar and vanilla extract and keep beating until fluffly.
Add some frosting on the first cake layer. Top with the second later and add more frosting. Now top with the third cake layer, add frosting and finish with the forth layer and cover the whole cake with the remaining frosting.
Decorate the cake with some slices of kiwi and bananas, mint and some melted dark chocolate. Let rest for an hour.
Store the Hummingbird cake for 2 days in the fridge. Decorate the top of the cake with some bananas and pecans too for a great cake.
You can use the fruit you prefer inside the cake and to decorate it.