Hummingbird Cake

Ok, the secret is out, I am laying low, taking a week off “work” and staying close to home.  Reading, writing, cooking, a little yoga, and being a homebody – regenerating.  Here is a delicious decadent cake I baked tonight.  For special occasions only. 

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird cake

Hummingbird Cake

Cake Ingredients

2/3 cup macadamia nuts, chopped (you can substitute walnuts or pecans if you wish)
3 cups self raising flour, gluten free
1 cup castor sugar, gluten free
¾ cup brown sugar, lightly packed
¼ cup desiccated coconut, plus extra for frosting
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 ripe bananas, peeled
3 eggs
1 ¼ cup light vegetable oil
1 x 440g crushed pineapple in natural juice, lightly drained
2 tsp vanilla extract

250g cream cheese, softened
150g unsalted butter, softened
2 cups soft icing sugar, gluten free
2 tsp finely grated lemon zest

Cake Method

1. Preheat oven to 160°C (140 °C fan)
Grease and line base and sides of a 24cm springform cake tin.
2. Place nuts on baking tray and roast for 5 minutes. Set aside.
3. Attach flat beater to stand mixer.  Place flour, sugars, coconut and cinnamon in mixing bowl.  Mix for on very low speed for 1 minute. Remove from bowl and set aside.
4. Place bananas in bowl.  Beat, at speed 6 for 1 minute.  Turn off mixer.  Add eggs, oil, pineapple, vanilla and nuts.  Mix for 1 minute on speed 4.  Add flour mixture and beat a further 2 minutes.
5. Pour into bake tin.  Bake for at least 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean (last time I made this it took 1 ½ hrs to cook).  Cool completely.

Place all frosting ingredients in a bowl and beat on speed 4 until smooth.  Spread over completely cooled cake and sprinkle with coconut.  Voilà!
Serves 10-12.


2 thoughts on “Hummingbird Cake

  1. Loved your cake…it came out very yummy.Thanks for sharing. But most of all I loved your video on Lomi Lomi.. love your energy.. I was so relaxed I just about fell out of my chair and dropped my laptop… wish I could fly to you and get trained first hand and in the real….Thanks so much…love, love, and did I say love. Come to America and teach us here in North Carolina… we need you…

    • Aloha, Roxanne
      I love that I can put a cake recipe on my blog and you make it halfway across the world and write back to me about it. 🙂 so pleased you enjoyed it!
      I’ll be teaching a workshop in Toronto in August…perhaps you can come to me! Thank you for writing, lovely to speak to you.

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