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Humming Bird Cake

Humming Bird Cake
Marshmallow Peeps make this cake a real stunner for Easter.

Sandy Zielinski, New England Cooks Co-Host.  

Just back from South Carolina and tasted this wonderful cake at Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe in downtown Charleston.  While I added some “peeps” and coconut for Easter, it is a cake for all seasons!

If you are ever visiting Charleston, be sure to stop at Kaminsky’s, located at 78 North Market Street in Charleston, South Carolina.

3 cups flour
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups chopped nuts
3 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 8-oz. can crushed pineapple, with juice
2 cups chopped, not mashed, bananas

Icing Ingredients
1 8-oz package cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 box powdered sugar
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  

Grease and flour a Bundt pan or 2 9-inch round pans.

Mix dry ingredients together. 

Beat eggs with oil and sugar, then add the pineapple. 

Fold in dry ingredients and banana chunks.

Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes in Bundt pan or 28 minutes in 9-inch round pans. 

Cool in pan and remove.