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Hummingbird Cake Recipe



What is a Hummingbird Cake? Well, it mostly comprises creamy, milky ingredients that taste sweet with a crunchy texture that’s sure to surprise. It even has hints of fruity flavours, with ingredients like bananas, pineapples, and coconut flakes. 

We’ve even got a Hummingbird Cake video making tutorial that makes it easy for you to follow our recipe below!

Here is the recipe for Hummingbird Cake and ingredients that you’ll need:

  1. Bakers’ Choice Superfine Plain Flour - 225g

  2. Mitr Phol Pure Caster Sugar - 225g

  3. Pastry Mart's Baking Soda - ½ teaspoon

  4. Pastry Mart's Diced Walnuts - 125g

  5. Philadelphia Cream Cheese - 500g

  6. Lurpak Unsalted Butter - 100g

  7. Pastry Mart Icing Sugar - 400g

  8. Arla Full Cream Milk - 30ml

  9. Green House Vanilla Essence -  1/2 teaspoon

  10. Pastry Mart Coconut Flakes - 100g

  11. Eggs - 3 Medium/Large

  12. Olive Oil - 190ml

  13. Cinnamon Powder - 1/2 teaspoon

  14. Over-riped Bananas (mashed) - 500g 

  15. Undrained and crushed Pineapple in Heavy Syrup - 150g

How to make Hummingbird Cake

We'll start by making the base of the HummingBird Cake: 

  1. Grease the bottom of the pan.

  2. Sift 225g of plain flour, 225g of caster sugar, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and ½ teaspoon of baking soda into a bowl.

  3. Lightly beat three eggs.

  4. Pour into the bowl with the sift ingredients the beaten eggs, 190ml of olive oil, 125g of diced walnuts, 500g of mashed bananas, 125g of crushed pineapple in heavy syrup, and 100g coconut flakes (optional).

  5. Stir this mix until it’s combined just right, and pour it into the pan. 

Making the Cream Cheese Frosting: 

  1. Add in 150g of softened cream cheese, 100g of Lurpak Unsalted Butter, 30ml of Arla Fresh Milk, ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence.

  2. Mix well!

  3. Gradually add 400g of icing sugar, and stop when the sweetness is to your liking.

Assembling the Hummingbird Cake:

  1. Once the cake is cooled, slice the cake in half from the sides, not from the top! You can watch the video for a better idea on how it looks.

  2. Spread the Cream Cheese Frosting on one of the sliced cakes.

  3. Put the other half of the cake on top of the Cream Cheese Frosting.

  4. Top it with diced walnuts.

  5. Slice, and serve!


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