Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hummingbird Bundt Cake / #BundtBakers

Today for  #BundtBakers we are talking about Retro Bundts. The old fashioned cake recipes that have been around for awhile, are all gussied up and looking spectacular as bundt cakes! I made a Hummingbird Bundt Cake because it is one of my very favorite cakes! The aroma coming from these cakes as they bake is amazing, and the cinnamon, the pineapple, the bananas~omg, incredible! And then there is the taste of this cake. Moist and full of flavor! I used the recipe below, which is the original Hummingbird Cake recipe, written by L.H. Wiggin, which first appeared in the February 1978 issue of Southern Living magazine.
 Hummingbird Bundt Cake

 printable recipe
Makes 12 mini bundt cakes

1 1/2 cups chopped Pecans
3 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
2 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
3 large Eggs, lightly beaten 
3/4 cup Canola Oil
1 3/4 cup Mashed Bananas (5-6 bananas)
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
8 ounce can Crushed Pineapple
4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
2 cups sifted Confectioner's Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1-2 tablespoon Milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place chopped pecans on a cookie sheet. Toast in oven for 9-10 minutes, stirring pecans half way through.
Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
Add eggs, canola oil, bananas, vanilla and pineapple together in a medium bowl, then add to dry ingredients. Stir together until  moistened, being careful not to over mix. 
Grease and flour pan.
Fill with batter and bake for 20-22 minutes. Check with a toothpick. Let cool for 10 minutes. Release cakes from pan, and let cool completely.
Mix together cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, vanilla and milk. 
Use a decorating bag to pipe the the frosting on to bundt cakes. Sprinkle with toasted pecans, and enjoy!

Just scroll down a bit to see more retro bundt cakes from members of #BundtBakers. They are sure to bring back some great memories!

Thanks so much to Felice from All That's Left Are The Crumbs for hosting today's event! 



  1. A wonderful combination of flavors. I love your retro bundt

  2. Those are just the sweetest, Teri. I like the way you iced them too, so the tiny Bundts still show.

  3. I have always wanted to try a Hummingbird cake...these look so pretty and it sounds fabulous :)

  4. These look sooo good! I love the history of hummingbird cake! It's another cake that I've always wanted to research and write about, but alas I'm not a big fan of bananas- so I've always stayed away :(
    Yours look delicious still though! Hahaha!

  5. This is one of our favourites too since we tried it. Looks great!!!!

  6. Every time I see little mini bundt pans I remember that I need to add them to my collection. I love the tropical flavor of Hummingbird Cake so I just know I would love it in bundt form too, and your baby bundts look amazing.

  7. This sounds amazing to me. All my favorite things wrapped up in miniature bundts. Perfection.

  8. you can never go wrong with cream cheese in a bundt; it makes it soooo moist. I love that you piped the frosting too. I should try that next time.

  9. Hummingbird cake always brings great memories of my childhood, and these cute little versions really make me smile.

  10. Another cake that has been on my to-bake list forever! Need to get it done.