Recipes: Hummingbird Cake

This cake is moist and luscious and the cream cheese frosting finger licking good!!!

What you need:

  • 450g crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup desicated coconut
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil

Cream cheese frosting

  • 30g butter, softened
  • 60g cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to moderate. Grease deep 23cm square cake pan, line base with baking powder.
  2. Drain piuneapple over medium bowl, pressing with a spoon to extract as much syrup as possible. Reserve 1/4 cup of syrup.
  3. Sift flours, soda, spices and sugar into large bowl. Using wooden spoon, stir in drained pineapple, reserved syrup, coconut, banana, egg and oil, pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake cake in moderate oven about 40 minutes. Stand cake in pan 5 minutes before turning onto wire rack, turn cake top-side up to cool.
  5. Spread cold cake with cream cheese frosting.

Cream cheese frosting: Beat butter, cream chees, and extract in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, gradually beat in icing sugar.

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