This easy hummingbird cake is made with bananas and pineapple. It’s one of the most delicious hummingbird cake recipes you’ll find!
My friends are starting to wonder about my actual baking and food blogging skills. Not that I blame them.
I invited them over for a night of games and prizes and snacks, and then spent the entire day sick in bed. Of course. It meant I couldn’t make the cake I had planned to impress them all with.
Then, to make matters worse, my so-simple-a-monkey-could-make-it dessert didn’t set up. At all. I ended up sending Robb to the grocery store for cupcakes at the last minute. It was pretty humiliating, actually.
This, after I brought store-bought donuts to the last get-together.
I have GOT to find a way to redeem myself.
On the bright side, this cake was as tasty as I imagined it to be. Our son, The Lizard, can’t get enough of it. He had a slice for breakfast, and he brought a friend over to impress him with the cake I made.
I think it might have worked.
If you’re wondering what it tastes like, it’s basically a banana nut cake, but with pineapple, which gives it this sweet, slightly tangy edge to it that is surprising and very tasty. No one expects to find pineapple in their banana cake.
I went pretty heavy on the cream cheese frosting (I ended up with a fair amount more than I needed. Not that I’m complaining.) because cream cheese frosting is the bomb-diggety. It might be the real reason cream cheese exists in the first place.
This recipe makes 3 layers, so it is a substantial cake.
Which is perfect if you’re hoping to eat last night’s cake leftovers for breakfast today!
Want more? Here are some more recipes using ripe bananas!
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, liquid included
- 3 cups all purposed flour
- 1½ cups chopped pecans
- 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 8 oz. butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 lbs. powdered sugar (about 7½ cups)
- Combine oil and sugar. Add sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla and mix well.
- Add salt, soda, bananas and pineapple and mix well. Add flour and mix until combined. Fold in nuts.
- Divide batter evenly between three well greased 9-inch layer pans, and bake at 350F for 22-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let layers cool.
- For frosting, combine all ingredients, beating until smooth. Frost cooled layers.