6 Ways with Hummingbird Cake
Click through this slideshow to see our updated take on the original recipe and find lightened and simple variations for Hummingbird Cake recipes.
The first time it ran in the magazine it had 1 1⁄2 cups of oil and double the frosting. We much prefer this version today; it’s every bit as yummy as the original, higher-fat version.
- Recipe: Hummingbird Cake
From pineapple to cream cheese, the same ingredients first featured in the 1978 version of this popular layer cake still shine in our new version— simplified by baking in a Bundt pan.
Recipe: Hummingbird Bundt Cake
Eight layers and a spoon-licking white chocolate-cream cheese frosting make this updated version more spectacular than the original. But it's easy as can be because of convenience products such as cake mix, instant pudding mix, and canned pineapple.
- Recipe: Lightened Hummingbird Cake
Over-ripe bananas (yellow peels splotched with brown flecks) are best for baking. You won't get the same depth of flavor or moistness without them.