Old Fashioned Hummingbird Cake Recipe

An Old Fashioned Hummingbird Cake recipe is essentially ‘banana bread meets canned pineapple’ and is the most popular of all Southern cakes.

Hummingbird cake is similar to carrot cake in that it boasts warm spices like cinnamon and vanilla.

The flavor of the cake is so much more than banana or pineapple flavors, rather it’s an end result unlike any other cake out there.


All-purpose flour Granulated sugar Salt Baking soda Cinnamon Eggs Vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Add eggs and oil, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in vanilla, pineapple, bananas, and toasted pecans.

Divide batter evenly among 3 well-greased (with shortening) and floured 9-inch round cake pans.

Bake in preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks, and cool completely, about 1 hour.

Beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until smooth.


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