Hummingbird Cake #BundtaMonth

     Last month was the first month of participating in the #BundtaMonth group.  I’m so glad I joined because I have several Bundt pans that I rarely use and making Bundt cakes is easy and delicious!   This month the theme was Tropical March.  Thinking of tropical my mind immediately goes to pineapple.  Thinking of pineapple led me right to Hummingbird Cake.

     I first learned of Hummingbird cake 2 or 3 years ago.  I saw a picture of one and was drooling as I hit the button to take me to the recipe.  When I saw that it consisted of pineapple, bananas, and nuts I was immediately sold.  So for this challenge I went back to the decadent Hummingbird Cake.

     I whipped this cake up on a Sunday.  It came out moist and flavorful.  I then took it a step farther and drizzled it with cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of pecans.  I took it into work the next day and it was gone within the hour.  I also had 6 people come and find me for the recipe.  While people often tell me they like my baking, this was a new record for the amount of people wanting the recipe.

Hummingbird Cake (adapted from Southern Living, February 2012)
For the Cake:
1 c. chopped pecans
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. Bob’s Red Mill graham flour
2 c. sugar
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
3 eggs, beaten
3 bananas, mashed
12 oz. crushed pineapple in juice
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 t. vanilla

For the Glaze:
4 oz. cream cheese
2 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 T. milk

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare your Bundt pan by spraying it with cooking spray and then lightly dusting with flour.

2.  In a large bowl combine the flours, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.  Mix well.

3.  Stir the eggs, bananas, pineapple, oil, and vanilla into the flour mixture.  Mix until the ingredients are just combined.  Fold in half the pecans.

4.  Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan.  Bake for 1 hour or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

5.  Cool the cake on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Flip the pan over and remove the cake.  Cool for at least 1 hour.

6.  To make the glaze combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk in a food processor.  Process until well mixed.

7.  Pour the glaze over top of the cake and sprinkle with remaining pecans.

Take a look at all of the other amazing tropical Bundt Cakes from this month!
Bananas Foster Bundt by Anita from Hungry Couple
Blue Hawaiian Bundt Cake by Tara from Noshing With The Nolands
Chocolate Bundt With Coconut Cream Cheese Filling by Karen from In The Kitchen With KP Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake by Kim from Cravings Of A Lunatic
Coconut and Rum Tea Cake by Anuradha from Baker Street
Coconut Banana Bundt Cake with Rum Glaze by Lora from Cake Duchess
Coconut Bundt Cake by Holly from A Baker’s House
Coconut Lime Bundt Cake by Kate from Food Babbles
Hummingbird Bundt Cake by Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
Hummingbird Bundt Cake by Jennie from The Messy Baker Blog
Lime Glazed Bundt Cake by Carrie from Poet In The Pantry
Mini Pineapple Bundt Cakes with White Chocolate Ganache by Alice from Hip Foodie Mom
Pina Colada Bundt Cake by Renee from Magnolia Days
Pineapple Bundt with Kuih Tat Filling by Stacy from Food Lust People Love
Vanilla Orange Bundt Cake with a Hint of Coconut by Laura from The Spiced Life Very Vanilla Bundt Bake by Dorothy from Shockingly Delicious
White Chocolate Guava Cake by Kim from Ninja Baking

Here’s how you can be a part of Bundt-a-Month!
- Simple rule: Use any tropical fruit – and bake us a Bundt for March
- Post it before March 31, 2013.
- Use the #BundtAMonth hashtag in your title
- Add your entry to the Linky tool below
- Link back to Lora and Anuradha’s announcement posts.

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  1. Oh, I love hummingbird cake and it´s perfect for today. Wonderful Heather!

  2. Interesting…have never used graham flour. Want this cake!

  3. What a lovely hummingbird bundt cake! Is that an edible flower you put on top? So pretty! Love this!

  4. Hummingbird cake is a big hit here in the South. I’ve not seen it as a bundt before. You did an incredible job and I can see why it would be so popular at your work.

  5. I have never heard of Hummingbird cake but I agree it has me sold too!! Perfect flavors!!

  6. Hummingbird cake is delicious! Your cake is gorgeous.

  7. What a great idea to use graham flour, Heather. The rose in the center of your Bundt cake is a perfect idea for a hummingbird =)

  8. Oh, yum! And you definitely had me at cream cheese frosting! :)

  9. I am going to look for graham flour at the store, your recipe looks great and by the sound of all the requests you got for the recipe, this is not one to miss!

  10. I still haven’t had a hummingbird cake and now I want to try your pretty bundt. The flowers are so lovely. Perfect bundt for this month’s theme:))

  11. I’m curious about the name of this cake, wonder why it’s called Hummingbird cake. Yours look so yummy and bet it tastes good with all the fruits and nuts.

  12. What a gorgeous Bundt, Heather! I love the flavor combination!

  13. WoW, this is a great collection of Bundt Cakes. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipes with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. I’ve never made or eaten a hummingbird cake before and this sounds so good! Love the flavors in the recipe. Clearly I’ve been missing out. I must make this!

  15. What a fun cake! And I love the flower. :)

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