Sunday, 12 April 2009

hummingbird cake

The first time I bought a hummingbird cake, I had no idea what it was; I thought it was just a fanciful name for a cake-like donut. However, they turned out to be the kind of cakes I love, dense and flavorful.

I followed R's recipe and voila, it does resemble the ones I bought at Pop Doh and making them is so easy! I'm now tempted to get myself some donut trays so that I can have cute little donut shaped cakes instead of a big bundt ring now.

Hummingbird Cake

140g cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 tsp grond cinnamon

1 egg
70g castor sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/8 tsp salt
40g corn oil

130g mashed bananas
80g crushed canned pinapples
20g pineapple syrup
50g walnuts/pecans

First you whisk the egg until it is pale and fluffy, then you add in the sugar, vanilla, salt and oil, giving it a good beat.

Add in the bananas, pineapple, syrup and nuts into the egg mixture.

Fold in the dry sifted ingredients (flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon) and baked in a preheated oven at 170deg C for 15 min or until a skewer comes out clean.

1 comment:

Dutchess said...

I've never heard of them before but now I'm interested to try.