Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Believe it or not I’d actually never heard of a hummingbird cake until maybe a year ago, but never tried it until recently. Spending a night in watching Jamie Oliver’s new series Comfort Food I watched as he created a beautiful and bright cake that definitely sent my tastebuds into a fit of jealousy. That weekend I decided to recreate it and finally get to try this famed dessert.

For those of you unfamiliar with a hummingbird cake, it’s actually quite reminiscent of a carrot cake, however the signature ingredient (carrots) are replaced by banana and pineapple. It definitely sounded intriguing and after reading the recipe, I realised it was just as easy to make.

One thing about my baking style is I like to give it my own spin when I follow recipes, much to the boy’s chagrin. I know logically it’s always best to make something and then do your own twist the next time but I just love following my nose and instincts to see if it works out. Thankfully this time around it did!

If you’re looking for Jamie Oliver’s recipe, you can find it here. But if you read on, here’s mine – which I’m so pleased to say turned out light, fluffy and zingy. A perfect Spring cake.

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  • Reply
    Dumpling Love (@cscc28)
    14 October 2014 at 6:25 am

    So pretty! Bet it didn't stick around for very long? haha. I'm the same as you, never sticking to a recipe to a T! Unless it's a risky one, like macarons =P

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    Queen of Bad Timing
    14 October 2014 at 2:52 pm

    It was a pretty big sized cake so I gave some away – I bake so often we always end up with lots of leftovers haha 🙂 definitely love putting my own spin on recipes, it's part of the fun!

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