How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine flour, almond flour, sugar, salt , baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Add eggs and oil and vanilla
  • Stir until dry ingredients are moistened and well combined
  • Blend in the blueberries, bananas, peach and pineapple, batter will loosen up
  • Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
  • OR 1, 9 x 13 pan, Or 1 bundt pan
  • Bake at 350-degrees until tooth-pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Usually 25-30 minutes for layers and longer baking for oblong and bundt pans.
  • Remove from cake or bundt pan(s) and let cool completely on wire racks
  • Oblong cake-let cool in pan.
  • Fill, frost or glaze cooled cake as desired.
  • Better if served the following day
  • Note: Normally a cream cheese frosting is used for hummingbird cake recipe.
  • I used a granulated sugar glaze ( sugar, vanilla and half and half ) since I thought cake was flavorful enough and only needed a glaze

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  • midgelet 4 years ago
    From the Net:
    History of Hummingbird Cake
    The Hummingbird Cake first achieved mass appeal after it was submitted to Southern Living Magazine in February of 1978, by Mrs. L.H. Wiggins of Greensboro North Carolina. Unfortunately, Mrs. Wiggins did not supply an explanation of the cake's whimsical name. Hummingbird Cake went on to become the most requested recipe from Southern Living Magazine, until it was recently surpassed by requests for another southern favorite: Coconut Cake.

    Naming the Hummingbird Cake

    There are different theories to explain the origins of this cake's unique name, and so far nobody agrees on which one is right. Here are several explanations.

    This cake is so yummy that it makes you HUM with delight, or happiness when you anticipate having a slice

    Hummingbirds drink nectar from flowers and this cake is just a sweet as a flower's nectar

    Hummingbirds themselves are associated with the lighthearted and sweet side of life, hence the name of this cake

    When the cake is served, people hover around it the way hummingbirds hover around nectar bearing flowers

    Although a cake made for people, it is a cake sweet enough to attract even hummingbirds

    Bananas and pineapples come from the tropics, and the national bird of Jamaica is a hummingbird...could this be how it got its name?

    So pick the theory that makes the most sense to you, or embrace all of them as having a role in how Hummingbird Cake got its name.
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