A really tasty Hummingbird Cake



I was looking at my four ripe bananas and was asking myself what to make. Since I was invited to a BBQ I decided to bring a cake. Usually people will bring appetizers or salads and they forget about dessert. It turns out that one guy showed up before me and saw that there was no dessert and decided to make sugar pie. I then showed up with my beautiful Hummingbird Cake. So now the party guests had two choices. Let me tell you that both disappeared really fast. How can you resist warm, homemade sugar pie and Hummingbird Cake with a cream cheese frosting. The guests were returning for seconds for the cake. I also had requests for the recipe. Good thing I made three small cakes for my sons. They really enjoyed their treat while I was at the party.

I did a research on internet and cake up with different recipes for the Hummingbird Cake. After reading couple recipes I decided to go with Art Smith version. As all of you know he was the Oprah's former Chef. He opened his own restaurant in Chicago, Table Fifty-Two. I hope to drop in some day. He said that this cake was an inspiration from his childhood friend. Now this is the most requested dessert at his restaurant. After tasting it I have to tell you that now I know why. This is hard to resist. I went for seconds and thirds. This will become a staple in my kitchen. Hope you enjoy.

Recipe:
Hummingbird Cake in Back to the Table Cookbook

Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family, Art Smith

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  1. Hmmm it looks really good. When I get invited to bbqs I am always the one who brings the dessert. People just love to invite me. Hehe

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  2. Looks really good Helene! I love the billowing frosting, it looks like a dream :) (I must try Hummingbird cake one of these days...)

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  3. I bet this is incredible! Thanks for igniting in me the burning desire for sweets at 1:25 am!
    Oh well, i'll start a diet next week. Maybe.

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  4. Thanks for the sweet comments. Time to go to bed. Too bad there is none left.

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  5. A delicious looking cake! I love that gorgeous frosting...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. Helene, if I could eat a cloud in the sky, I would want it to look and taste like this!

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  7. This is a delicious way to use up those bananas Helene. I will have to give it a try if everyone loved it so much including the boys:D

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  8. ça a l'air vraiment fameux ! je garde la recette pour quand j'aurais plein de monde à la maison :)

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  9. Impressive and festive...I bet it can can my taste buds dance :))

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  10. That Hummingbird cake with a cream cheese frosting looks really good!

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  11. That cake looks beautiful - I've never tried a hummingbird cake, and I'm interested to know where it gets its name.

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  12. I love the name, and it looks just lovely.

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  13. I think I could eat that icing by itself.

    Joe: I bet this would disappear fast if you make it for the treat of the week.

    I just found this out about the name: Southern Living magazine generally is credited with the first reference to Hummingbird Cake. It published the recipe in its February 1978 issue, submitted by a Mrs. L.H. Wiggins of Greensboro, N.C. But Mrs. Wiggins did not include an explanation of the cake's unusual name, which remains a mystery.

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  14. I don't think I've ever had a hummingbird cake before, but I could certainly see how that would go fast--it looks delicious!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I haen't had a good Humming Bird cake in ages. Looks delicious.

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  16. Helen, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment! I came to check out your space - it is cute and yummy:) I just subscribed to you to receive your yummy updates!

    BTW, your cake looks wonderful! I've heard about the Hummingbird Cake but have never baked it. You did a great job!

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  17. trust me, i never forget about dessert. :)
    i love hummingbird cake, and i think you picked a stellar version. nicely done!

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  18. I've never had hummingbird cake but it sounds good and looks delicious, especially with all that icing!

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  19. I just made this cake Helene - it's scrumptious!

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  20. Thanks a lot Quinn, I'm glad you enjoyed

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  21. I've never heard of a hummingbird cake but it looks gorgeous. I'll have to try it.

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  23. This cake looks delicious! I look forward to trying out the recipe soon! Thanks for sharing!

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