Monday, January 24, 2011

Hummingbird Cake

Dont worry, no hummingbirds were harmed in this recipe! :) But definitely my favorite recipe so far! This is the recipe that is in the front of the recipe book, so I have wanted to try this since I first got the book. I wanted this to be the first recipe I tried, but it didnt end up working out that way. But this was such a fun recipe to do, although time consuming due to the fact that it was three layers and I have a toaster oven only big enough for one layer at a time. That took the longest.

This recipe was so much fun to make, and called for some pretty fun ingredients. It had pecan nuts, mashed bananas, crushed pineapple and pineapple juice, plus all the normal ingredients for cake. The one hard part for me on this recipe was the icing. It called for full-fat soft cheese, which of course, I had no idea what that was. I forgot to google it before I headed off to the store, so when we got there, Matt asked the deli people if they had it. He pointed out this cheese that looked like a brie cheese. So we took it home, and I gave ti a try.

Remember how I said on my wish list is an electric hand mixer? Well, I havent gotten one yet, and again, I could have used it yesterday for this cheese. But, of course, I dont have one, so the mixing of the cheese with butter, vanilla and powdered sugar took quite a long time, and it still didnt turn out as smooth as it was suppose to. However, it did taste good, and that is what is important after all.

So all-in-all, this recipe had its challenges, especially in my tiny kitchen, but this was so much fun, and the best cake I have ever tasted! I am not usually one who likes cakes, but man! this was great! Super fluffy, and you could really taste the bananas, and the pineapple wasnt overwhelming at all. And for someone who usually hates pineapple and doesnt like a lot of nuts, my husband was a real trooper, and loved the cake! He doesnt want to share it at all. But there is no way we can eat that all just the two of us!

Well, I hope you enjoy the pictures of it, and sorry you cant taste some yourself :) It was great! By the way, isnt Matt a great photographer?

1 comment:

  1. I have always wanted to try this recipe as you have inspired me to do so. Can't wait to see how good it tastes too!! You are an inspiration to me. Love you're taking this on as a positive challenge regardless of your "lack" of kitchen as we know it in the states.