Monday, June 28, 2010

Let's Have Cake

Poofing the Pillows Hummingbird Cake

Someone in our house had a birthday this past weekend (me).  You know how that goes...way too much eating. :)  The men in the house made me this Hummingbird Cake and it was to die for!  You have to try it. Of course, this recipe is from our trusty Southern Living Cookbook.

Hummingbird Cake

3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups chopped bananas
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.  Do not beat.  Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup pecans, and bananas. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.
Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake; then sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top.  Yield: 1 three layer cake.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8 ounce) packaged cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Hummingbird Cake is a southern favorite.  Definitely one of my favorites! 

Happy Monday!

26 comments:

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl! I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating! YOU DESERVE IT;)!

This cake looks amazing...I want some now;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Darlene said...

Happy, HAPPY birthday Stacey. Hope you had a GREAT one! That cake looks and sounds DELICIOUS. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Enjoy your Monday.♥

Happy@Home said...

Happy Birthday, Stacey. Your cake looks scrumptious!! I am trying not to be green with envy that the men in your house made it. I may have to share this post with my hubby and sons :).
Ever since I moved to the south I keep thinking I need to try a hummingbird cake. It has such a sweet name and any cake covered in cream cheese icing is sure to be one I will like.

JG said...

What a great birthday cake! Yum! I've never had this dessert. Thanks for the recipe.

Happy Birthday!
Judy

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Oh, happy birthday! I love humming bird cake. We have a luncheon at church every month and a lady brought this and I got a piece first! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rebecca said...

Oh Happy Birthday my friend. I hope your day was LOVELY!

This recipe is one I'm certainly going to try. Sounds delish!

xoRebecca

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!! The cakes looks so yummy! Gotta love men that can cook.:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday to you sweet friend! And what a sweet family to make you something so special! Did you share? heehee! Enjoy your week! ♥

Julie Harward said...

Well...HAPPY BIRTHDAY...nice of the guys to make it for you! This is my kind of cake (actually they all are LOl) This looks so good, thank you for sharing the recipe, love it! :D

Becky K. said...

Happy Birthday! It looks like you were treated right. Yum!

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday! That cake sounds wonderful. OK. I am going to make a recipe of it into cupcakes. I do 'kitty cakes' for the lady in our old 5 and 10 cent store down town. I donate the cupcakes and she sells them. The money raised goes to help her with feeding and spray/neutering the stray alley cats that live behind her store. She uses her own money for these cats!! This cake will be just perfect for a hot July afternoon. Thank for sharing and I hope your day was wonderful!!

Lori said...

I love that cake, and it is not easy to make. Hurray for the men of your house.

Sue said...

Stacey, Happy Birthday my friend!!! That cake looks and sounds delish. I have to take a dish to a July 4th party and I think this is it...
You've been a busy gal lately. Glad you enjoyed your trip. I need to get away to some place cool. It's so hot and humid here. Ick... I'm looking forward to fall already. LOL

Sandra said...

Hi there! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I make this cake often. I got the recipe a long time ago from my mother in law. :) It is so good.
Blessings,
Sandra

Dawn said...

Well Happy Birthday Stacy! The cake sound wonderful. I'll get my mom to make it, she's a much better baker than I am.
Hugs
Dawn

Jeannette said...

Happy Birthday Stacey!!!! Cake look delicious - compliments to the bakers!!! Hope your week is a continuous celebration! Sincerely, Jeannette

The Cedar Shingled Barn said...

Happy belated birthday! I just found your blog and became a follower. Your cake looks so delicious!!

XO,
Valerie

Laurie Anne said...

Happy Belated Birthday Stacey! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and were spoiled rotten surrounded by loved ones.
I had never heard of Hummingbird cake...looks delish!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness does this one ever sound amazing Stacey! Mmmmm...:)
I'll have to try the recipe for my birthday coming up in August.

Happy Birthday to you!!!!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Well, Happy Birthday and I'm so glad you have someone looking out for birthday cake detail besides you! What wonderful men you have.
Brenda

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday, Stacey. That cake looks so yummy. Will be trying that one...Mr. SS will thanks you too!!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I'm sure it was a good one! That cake sure looks good!

Manuela

Amy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU STACEY! That cake looks heavenly! I must try it. Thank you.

Mrs. G said...

OMG! Hummingbird cake!!! That is my most favorite cake evah...My other mother used to make it all the time. I had not had it in years and my BFF surprised me with one for my 50th birthday.
Glad to find another HB cake lover.
hugs,
Sue

Just a little something from Judy said...

Happy Birthday Stacey! Hummingbird Cake is one of my very favorite cakes ever! My friend from Virginia introduced me to it years ago, and believe me, I never forgot it. Yours looks so good, I can almost taste it now.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stacey, a belated happy birthday to you. How wonderful that the guys made you a cake, and it does look delicious! I'll have to try this recipe. laurie