Hummingbird Bird Cake Recipe



Well, I obviously love to bake and I enjoy it when I get to make something I’ve never made and to figure out what I would like to do different. I made this cake for my brother in law’s birthday by special request! It was quick, easy, and rather tasty! I started the cake (with both kids awake in the middle of making lunches/naps/ and whatever kids are always asking and needing mommy for which seemed to make baking almost impossible!) But I did it! I started the cake around 2pm and finished it (icing it and all) with dishes in between within 2 hours! It was that easy! And it was a real winner in the house! I will definitely be making it again! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Happy Baking!

Humming Bird Cake Recipe

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 large eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained

4 ripe bananas mashed

1 cup chopped toasted pecans


Cream Cheese Frosting

2 sticks butter softened at room temperature

6 cups powdered sugar

1 ½ tbsp. vanilla extract

16 oz chilled cream cheese cut in 1 oz cubes


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.

Next add the eggs and vegetable oil until the mixture is nice and moist. Add vanilla extract, bananas, and pineapple.

(I toasted my pecan in the pan right before I added them to the batter) Add crushed pecans. Mix well.

Coat your 9inch baking pans pour batter into the pans evenly and bake for 20-25 minutes or longer.



Once done, cool completely. I took out butter for the icing while the cake was cooling down.

I made the frosting right before I iced the cake.

Take your softened butter and add the powdered sugar one cup at a time and blend completely. After you have added all 6 cups of sugar, add your vanilla. Next ad your 1oz chilled cream cheese one block at a time! (Yes it will blend just fine! I was amazed myself!)




Lauren Daly

My name is Lauren, I am married and have two beautiful children. My husband and I love to do Triathlons and are always looking for ways to challenge ourselves. I'm a stay at home mom that loves organizing and baking. I find baking as my stress reliever and when I have the down time I love to whip something up for my kiddo's and neighbors!

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  1. That looks delicious! The best part of this cake is the GINORMOUS amount of frosting you used. YAY for frosting!

  2. I’ve never heard of a hummingbird cake! It sounds delicious! My kids and hubby are always up for a delicious cake recipe!! I’ll have to save it for later and try it out!

  3. Hummingbird cake is one of my favorite types of cake. I’m from the South so it’s at every little cafe.

  4. Jeanine says:

    Yum. I’ve never heard of a hummingbird cake before. This looks and sounds just delicious. Oh boy how i miss cake! This would be great to try once I can eat it again!

  5. Sarah Bailey says:

    I have never heard of a hummingbird cake before but it looks so delicious!

  6. Robin Ruehrwein says:

    I love cream cheese type icing so this cake looks seriously good. Cinnamon, vanilla and pineapple inside the cake too. I need to make this soon!

  7. I have never heard of hummingbird cake before. It looks like it would be a super yummy treat though!

  8. This hummingbird cake sounds like a delicious dessert idea for any family. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I have never heard of Hummingbird cake, but this sounds fantastic. The added fruit sounds great for summer too.

  10. It sound so yummy! I like the combination of ingredients. I am sure it was a real hit at your bil’s birthday!

  11. I’ve never heard of a hummingbird cake before but it sounds delicious! I bet your brother-in-law loved it!!!

  12. I wasn’t sure what kind of cake I would read about when I saw “Hummingbird cake”. Looks delicious!

  13. Oh yum! This looks like the perfect cake. The pecan and banana flavors sound really nice!

  14. That looks so delicious right now. And I am so hungery!!

  15. My grandmother used to make this cake. I’d like to try to find her recipe and compare this one.

  16. I’ve always wondered how to make a hummingbird cake. Now I know and can’t wait till the weather cools down so I can make it. Your instructions are so easy to follow and the picture is appealing. I may have to get up at 3 am and put it together soon.

  17. parpar de real says:

    What a great recipe cake. I want one slice please, I will tell this to my wife

  18. I like how it’s called and even how it looks while being prepared. I think you really have the knack and talent for making cakes. Bookmarking!

  19. Crystal says:

    That sounds incredible! We have quite a few celebrations coming up this month with graduations and birthdays. Need to make a hummingbird cake!

  20. Ryan Escat says:

    The cake looks yummy. I would love to make a cake but I am not sure if I have a talent on it. Maybe, I’ll just buy one.

  21. Oh my this looks all sorts of delish!! I’ll have to make this cake for my family at home!

  22. Loving all those layers. That sounds and looks delicious!

  23. Janell Poulette says:

    I have always wanted to make this cake. I am so glad I came across this recipe.