A popular dessert in the south since the 1970’s, the origins of the Hummingbird cake’s name are a mystery.
There are several theories around the name. One theory is that the cake is so delicious it makes you hum with happiness while you eat it, while another is that the cake is sweet enough for hummingbirds. Another popular theory is that people hover around the cake the way that hummingbirds hover around flowers.
Whatever the name, this lightly spiced cake with bits of pineapple and banana, is simply delicious. Traditionally paired with a tangy cream cheese frosting, but is equally great all on it’s own.
My family loves to grab plain Hummingbird cupcakes for a quick sweet on the go.
Use our cream cheese frosting to frost and fill this crowd pleasing cake.