Hummingbird cake is a delicious, moist and fruity cake that is very popular in the Southern partsof America. It is made with pineapple, banana and spices like cinnamon, mixed spice and ground ginger. Desiccated coconut and pecan nuts also feature in many recipes.
If you’ve never had hummingbird cake, you’re definitely missing out! It is such a lovely tea cake and the flavour of the cake works beautifully with a rich cream cheese frosting. I like to make small hummingbird loaves – it suits the Southern home-baked feel and image of the cake.
Hummingbird lasts quite a while and also freezes very well, so double the recipe and bake one for the freezer that can be quickly thawed when unexpected company rocks up.