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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Hummingbirds in a cake?

The Hummingbirds have been really busy lately... this is nothing like the shot Dot took. She lives in Georgia. I think this may have been the same baby doll flying between her feeder and mine!

How 'bout some Hummingbird cake? This is straight out of Fannie Flagg's Cookbook (you can find it in our Country Store)

Hummingbird Cake
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 8oz can crushed pineapple
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups chopped bananas
Cream Cheese Frosting

Pre-heat oven to 350° . Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs, oil and vanilla. Stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Drain pineapple. Stir in pineapple with nuts and bananas. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9in cake pans. Bake for 25-35 minutes until done.
Ice with cream cheese frosting. Refrigerate. Fannie says this is even better the next day.

Now, that is a piece of South in your mouth!


Anonymous said...

It was really sweet of you to stop by my blog. Thank you and come back and visit often :) The title to your post scared me at first because I love humming birds haha. What a relief and the recipe sounds delicious :)

dot said...

I love hummingbird cake but I've always wondered why they call it that.
Sandi, I think it would be harder to catch a bird in flight than sitting still. That's a good picture!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

MaryAnn~ hummingbird cake is a southern favorite
Dot~ Thanks! =D

Blue Zebra said...

I've never had it but will remedy that this weekend!!! :D

Peabody said...

It's always such a moist cake and I can never resist anything with cream cheese frosting!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I've heard of hummingbird cake, but never knew what the ingredients were. I wonder how it got the name?

Justabeachkat said...

Hummingbirds amaze me. I love watching them.

I've never tried hummingbird cake, but it sounds yummy.


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Seems like such an odd name for such a tasty cake! Certainly is good!

Thistlemoon said...

I have just heard of Hummingbird Cake and it sounds really really yummy! There are some nice things about being in South! :)

Shelby said...

yummo :)

PAT said...

O Sandi, this sounds so good!! Cooler weather is making me want to do some baking!


Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

I LOVE! Hummingbird Cake. And I like to make it because it's so easy. I made a 6-tiered one for my niece's wedding cake. It took three of us to move it after it was iced.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

BZ~ let us hear how it is!
Peabody~ I can't resist anything you make
TW~ I may need to google that
Kat~ some days I need their energy!
1/2 cups~ so true... it's a strange name for a cake
Jenn~ congrats on your recognition
Shelby & Pat~ it is yummo =D
Susan~ that is funny! I bet it was a beautiful cake.

Sandi McBride said...

This is my Thanksgiving regular...and I make it the Wednesday before...I print out recipes for any new visitor at my table. That and my homemade cornbread dressing are number one favorites! I can't wait to hear the comments from bloglanders who make it...they just don't know, lol!

Gigi said...

I love humming bird cake! It's one of of my all time favorites (and my mom's). When I visit her in Florida I always make her one.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I love a chance to go visit new blogs :)

This cake looks so GOOD!! I am going to have to make this one. My family would love it!

Thank you!

Heather said...

I have always wanted to try to make one of these cakes. I guess I am going to have to give it a go.

Tina Leavy said...

hey there Sandi,
my granny used to make a hummingbird cake but it was made with fruit cocktail. ooh yummy. I will have to try your version one day. have a lovely weekend! by the way..I just saw "Fried Green Tomatoes" on t.v. about a week ago..loved it..always love that movie. Tawanda! LOL

Anonymous said...

That does it! I've been wanting to make a hummingbird cake for the longest time! Wonderful picture too.

Lavender Chick said...

I've been looking for a recipe for Hummingbird Cake! You know - I love my hummingbirds!

I know what I'll be doing this afternoon. Also, I'm ordering a couple of the Fannie Flagg cookbooks! So glad you're keeping the Whistlestop alive!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sandi~ I thought we were the only ones who made cornbread salad... talk about yummy!
GiGi~ I bet you could make hummingbird cupcakes =D
Amy~ now I can find you back again.
Heather~ It can't be much easier
Goose~ I cry every time I watch that movie.
Sher~ make it it tomorrow.
Chick~ You will love that cookbook!

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