Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Hummingbird Cake

This cake is the signature cake from the Hummingbird Bakery, London and I have been wanting to try this cake for ages but kept finding I had parts of the ingredient list missing.  Eventually I had everything I needed so on Saturday afternoon this was on the baking agenda.
What a simple cake to make!  Very much along the lines of a carrot cake in taste & texture but with a few added ingredients (and no carrots!).  The addition of pineapple chunks and bananas keep this cake super moist and the cream cheese frosting works really well to complement the overall taste of the cake.
I made this for my Dad for Father’s Day and it looked very impressive indeed.  There is plenty of mixture for 3 tins as it is quite a liquid batter so don’t worry that you are going to run out.
If you are making a cake for a special occasion and don’t want to go down the fondant icing route then I would thoroughly recommend you make this cake as it both looks great and tastes fab!

(Oops, forgot to take down the ingredients list for this cake as well!!  ....will re-post tomorrow with the details)
You can see the pineapple chunks in the cake which keep it lovely & moist.  Sandwich all 3 layers together with the cream cheese frosting

Decorate with Pecan nuts. The lines were done with a small palette knife

Arty shot!!

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