Thursday, 27 November 2008

Hummingbird Cake



I love making this cake, simple reason that it is not difficult to make.
You just dump all the ingridients in a big bowl , give it a good mix , pour it to the cake tin and , there is a delicious cake ater a hour or so.

I love the frosting also and i was in a palyfull mood so i just added a bit food colour to the frosting.
This is a recipe from one of my favourite cake book.
It is full of easy cake and dessert recipes. It is a Australian Women's Weekley Cookbook called Sweet Old-fashoined Favourites.
I have made a lot of recipes from theis book and each time it was real good.



Ingridients:
1 1/2 cup plain flour
1 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinamon
1/2 tsp bicarboante of soda
3 eggs lightly beaten
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup chopped peacan
1/2 cup undrained crushes pineapple in heavy syrup. ( I have never seen this here in the shops, so i just use tin pineapples and just slice them in small pieces)
2 cups mashed overripe bananas.

Cream chesse frosting:

60 gm Ceam cheese
30 gm butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 cup icing sugar
Food colour of your choice ( optional)

Lightly greas 23 cm slab pan, line base wiyh grease paper. I used a 20cm round tin

Sift flour sugar, cinamon, baking soda into a large bowl. Stir in eggs , oil, nuts, banana and pineapple, stir intill just combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin, bakein moderate oven about 1 hour.
Stand the cake 10 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool.
Spread the cold cake with the cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese frosting:
Beat everything in a bowl, with electric mixer untill light and fluffy.
I am sending this to DK's deadline is by Nov: 30th. So if you have forgotten to send her, do hurry up.
Also sending this to Ruth's Kitchen Expiriments for her

Sending this to Manasi of Fun and Food for her

71 comments:

Jayashree said...

That frosting looks so delicate and lovely.

RAKS KITCHEN said...
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RAKS KITCHEN said...

You are such a good baker HC!Looks so yum and love the name! Step by step pics will help a lot for everybody!

LG said...

cake looks delicious HC

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow this looks delish. Great work dear.

Passionate About Baking said...

Sounds great to me HC...I've never tried a Hummingbird cake but have always loved the name. I have a tin of pineapple bits...& you are enticing me to hae a go...xoxoxo Deeba

HoneyB said...

This is a gorgeous cake and it looks so delicious! I found you thru Ruth's Kitchen Experiments - love your blog!

Lavi said...

With Frosting..it looks just yummy..
yesterday i read your bread post..In India, we started to eat bread now:)

meeso said...

That does sound easy, and very tasty!

Ann said...

This cake looks yummy..Its cake everywhere..delicious..

Seena said...

am drooling, such a lovely cake! :)

meeso said...

The book doesn't go on sale until the 30th of November.

romaspace said...

You have really put in so much effort. The cake looks professional!

Varsha Vipins said...

wowowow..yummy yummy cakee..I love that color..:)

Happy cook said...

Jayshree thankyou

Rak's Thankyou. And hope you try them

LG and Kitchen Flavours thankyou

Deepa I am sure this will be a really easy cake for you to make. So do try

HonuyB thankyou for visitng my place.

Lavi hi hi i know, now when i go back to India i see lot of them having bread and when i was small it was just when we were sick

Meeso,Ann and Seena thankyou

Meeso thankyou for the info that is why i didn't finwh when i looked for them

Rooma's space thankyou, actually it was a easy cake to make.

Maria said...

cake looks soo...yummy!! hey one of my friend's gave me AWW cooking book other day and specifically asked me to try this cake and after seeing your picture, I think I should def try this :)

DK said...

Hey HC! I am totally Ok with this yummy cake!! The rules are simply Vegetarian /vegan so No meat no sea food etc..I am ok with eggs and sorry..I am totally taking this cake for myself ;-) hehe Thanks for sending this delicious goody my way.Yum!

Swapna said...

HC...Your cake and frosting looks yummy....

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

love the frosting.. pretty looking cake. i want a piece..

Cham said...

I do see banana in picture is missing in ingredients. Why i look so close because I hate banana flavor :)
The cake has a beautiful name and i love pineapple in cake!

Rosie said...

Oh WOW H.C. this cake is just so gorgeous - I'm going to bookmark this cake to make ;) The frosting is a sheer dream all fluffy and yummy. Well done on another great bake!

Rosie x

Happy cook said...

Cham thankyou for mentioning the arror, i will correct the recipe

Vibaas said...

HC, Looks so yum and i can't believe it's simple to make. I'm going to india in 2 days. Will definitely try this after i return.

Yasmeen said...

Gorgeous cake,love the creamy flowery frosting:)

Priya said...

Wow i love the frosting over the cake...Great work as well...

sowmya said...

wow..looks beautiful..love the frosting..

Soma said...

The cake looks lovely (what a beautiful name)& so professional. U say its not difficult to make? :-)

well u bake & can I have a slice?

Suma Rajesh said...

delightful and elegant cake..love those frosting too...loved the cake name too...

Neema said...

This cake is a beauty I tell ya!

vidhas said...

Looks fantablous. can u send some cake for me please.

white on rice couple said...

I will definitely save this recipe...anything easy and delicious like this is worth every bite!
Thank you ,again, for all the great step by step photographs!

Roopa said...

That is so cute! I loved the name and how the cake turned out:) I recently saw this cake on internet. Didnt know it was this lovely :)

Roopa said...

You are a professional at piping icing on the top :) Wow !

Pam said...

It's so beautiful, I can't believe it's not hard to make. Love the frosting!

Cakelaw said...

What a beautiful cake Happy Cook!

jayasree said...

Gorgeous cake...Loved the frosting. Looks so professional

srikars kitchen said...

looks reallly beautiful....

SriLekha said...

wow! that looks creamy and delicious!
i love the design u made on the top of the cake! it is so scrumptious!
can u parcel it to me?

Rosie said...

Hi H.C. just to let you know I have baked your beautiful Hummingbird cake and blogged it :)

http://rosiebakesapeaceofcake.blogspot.com/2008/11/hummingbird-cake.html

Rosie x

jesse said...

Wow, I'm so glad I found your blog! That cake looks amazing! Yummm.

Happy cook said...

Rosie i am shocked you are fast in baking. Will be there to see the wonderful creation.

Jess thankyou for visiting my place

kat said...

Your cake looks so beautiful. I wonder why its called hummingbird cake

Lintang Dewani said...

This looks really yummie.. I'll bookmark this!!!

Rosie said...

Hi H.C. please could you leave me a comment on my recent post on my blog re:egg whites when to add in a cake recipe and which recipe it is on my blog you wish to bake. I have been looking through my blog and for the life of me can't find the comment - it must be Friday blues and I need a rest lol.

Thanks sweetie :)

Rosie x

Vaishali said...

What a delightful name for a truly delightful-looking cake. I love the frosting too.

DEESHA said...

looks yumm the cake .. would love to have it now

Lore said...

O-la-la, the famous hummingbird cake. Just like Deeba, I've never made one but it sure looks scrumptious! A great indulgence for cold weather.

anudivya said...

How cute! The frosting is just yummy!

Ivy said...

The cake sounds and looks great. The only thing I will disagree to is the food colour unless it is a natural colouring.

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks great - this cake has got me humming!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Kevin said...

That cake looks so moist and good! I really like the frosting.

Dibs said...

My goodness ...its terrific and you make it sound so easy!

Sunshinemom said...

The cake looks delightful! Was wondering why it is called hummingbird cake? Any idea? It does sound quaint:)

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks like a wonderful cake! I love the name!

Sara said...

Your cake look great, I love the way you piped the icing on the top!

myfrenchkitchen said...

I am a sucker for easy and when it looks so delicious like this, you have me, hook and sinker!
ronell

Gloria said...

This look absolutelt fantastic Happy Cook!!! Gloria

Adlak's tiny world said...

beautiful deco on the awesome cacke dear. Wer is my part somebody has taken.. it seems.

Jeena said...

Fabulous cake you decorated it really pretty. :-)

Purva Desai said...

this looks delish, i want to grab a bite :)

Snooky doodle said...

Nice I love hummingbird cake. yours look delicious :)

Kaitlin said...

this looks delicious. i love the color of the icing, so pretty!

Irene said...

Looks great!!! I love one-bowl recipes, especially when the product is this pretty *and* delicious. Love the piping on the cake. :)

Jaya said...

Happy,
this is one famous humming bird cake, and I just love the way you made it here, looks absolutely delicious.
hugs and smiles

Mansi said...

wow, who could resist a cake that looks so pretty and sounds like a hummingbird!!:) thanks so much for sharing a lovely recipe for my event gal!:)

SweetDesigns said...

Yum it looks soo good!!! Awesome Cake!!

Shaheen said...

Hey your cake looks gorgeous! I love the intricate icing. You are so patient. I'm always in a mad rush and piping bags aren't my best friends. Heheh

Aparna said...

I can see that the holiday season is on in your home. There's so muich of baking going on.:)

I have seen this cake on many blogs and yours look bright like a bird. I didn't realise it was easy to do. Wonder why it is called a humming bird cake.

Maria said...

This is one stunning cake and I love the frosting, it looks perfect!

Maria
x

Ruth E said...

I love cakes where you just throw it all together mix then bake an this sounds awesome! Thanks for sending it into bookmarked recipes

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