Hummingbird Cake Recipe - A Cake Mix Recipe

Ever heard of a Hummingbird cake? Yes, you heard us right and no, we are not talking about a Hummingbird but actually a sweet treat that is an usual but a popular one. A cake that is made using oil rather than butter, contains more fruit than flour, needs no beating and goes on extremely well with cream cheese icing and often has spices and nuts is exactly what we are setting to prepare today.

Contrary to the name, there are no birds in this recipe and the end result would surely be something that will take you on the seventh cloud. Well, some say that the cake was named so because when first prepared, it was sweet enough to attract hummingbirds, while others say the yellow streaks of banana was reminiscent of the bird’s plumage.

 Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Well, whatever the reason be, today we will give you the recipe of a classic hummingbird cake which will prove to be better than any designer cake online or the ones you prepared at home. This super moist hummingbird cake is baked using a cake mix! The crushed pineapple, mashed banana, chopped pecans, and cinnamon of the cake mix give it a wonderful "from-scratch" flavor!

Ready to bake a masterpiece? Let’s get going!

Ingredients For: Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Hummingbird Cake

1 box yellow cake mix

1/2 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup oil

3 eggs

3 mashed bananas

8 oz canned crushed pineapple

3/4 cup chopped pecans

 Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 cup unsalted butter

2 packages cream cheese

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons

6 to 6 1/2 cups powdered sugar

 Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions For: Hummingbird Cake

• Begin with preheating the oven to 350 degrees

• Combine all ingredients except the chopped pecans in the bowl of your stand mixer and mix on low speed to moisten the ingredients for about 30 seconds and then increase it to medium speed and mix for two more minutes.

• Now fold in the chopped pecans and divide the batter between three prepared 8 inch cake pans

• Bake the batter at 350 degree F for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

• Let the cake cool in the pan and once cool enough, place them in a wired pan for further cooling

Cream Cheese Frosting

• Add butter cut into slices and to the bowl of your mixer and beat it on low to medium speed until the butter is softened and smooth.

• Now, cut the cold cream cheese into pieces and add to the butter, beating at low to medium speed until incorporated.

• Add in the vanilla and gradually add the powdered sugar beating on low speed until blended.

• Now, cover the bowl with a towel to keep down the cloud of powdered sugar and increase the mixing speed and beat until fluffy.

• Avid over beating or the frosting will become too soft and if that happens, just refrigerate it for a short while to firm it up a bit.

• Keep this in the refrigerator, for it will pipe best when cold.

 vegan hummingbird cake


• Place the first cooled cake layer on a cake plate and spread cream cheese frosting all over.

• Repeat the process for the next layer, and then top it with the third cake layer.

• Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting however you like and decorate it as per your liking.

Well, you can also go for a vegan hummingbird cake recipe if you wish to have something healthy and delicious at the same time. However, if you think that baking a cake is not your cup of tea, you can choose from a wide range of eggless cakes, designer cakes and authentic flavoured delights and buy cakes online without any hassle.

 vegan hummingbird cake

But we recommend you to try thi recipe at least once at home, for believe us it is worth all the effort.