A popular dessert in the south since the 1970’s, the origins of the Hummingbird Cake’s name are a mystery.
Hummingbird is a curious name for a cake and there are several theories around its name. One theory is that the cake is so delicious it makes you hum with happiness while you eat it, while another is that the cake is sweet enough for hummingbirds. Another popular theory is that people hover around the cake the way that hummingbirds hover around flowers to make sure that they get a piece.
However it got its name, this lightly spiced cake with bits of pineapple and banana, is simply delicious. Traditionally paired with a tangy cream cheese frosting, but is equally great all on its own. My family loves to grab unfrosted Hummingbird cupcakes for a quick sweet on the go.
You just can’t go wrong with this cake. It is perfect for every occasion, and will delight everyone. It has a fantastic name, is beautiful and tastes great. This cake will be a wonderful centerpiece for your dessert table. Bake it into a beautiful layer cake, in a large sheet pan or as cupcakes.
Use our cream cheese frosting to frost and fill this crowd-pleasing cake.