Hummingbird Cake


Here I’ve made a favourite from the Southern States of America, following a recipe from Roger Pizey’s ‘World’s Best Cakes’.


Ground cinnamon, three large eggs, vanilla extract, fresh pineapple, chopped pecans and two bananas have gone into this rich, moist and crumbly triple layered cake.


The Cream Cheese Frosting has the addition of the grated zest of an orange. I think the fresh edible viola and pansy flowers make this one of my prettiest cakes yet.

I chose to omit Roger Pizey’s chopped pecans as a final sprinkling. I felt it would have been just a little nuttiness too far. I went for some extra orange zestiness instead.



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