This was my first time making Hummingbird cake and it was a huge hit. I added an additional 1/2 tsp. of Cinnamon to the recipe, but other than that followed the cake recipe exactly as written. The cake was moist and flavorful with just the right touch of sweetness. I used a favorite vanilla cream cheese frosting from another recipe. This is a delicious cake! Everybody raved and there was not a slice left.
Lightened Hummingbird Cake
rabbiswife Posted: 03/07/09
Becky13 Posted: 04/04/10
This recipe is awesome. One of my all-time favorite cakes--I have made it at least four times, and I've yet to meet someone who doesn't rave about it. It's simply great, and you would never know there are only 3 TBSP of oil in the whole thing! Make it immediately if not sooner.
leoncipop Posted: 09/26/09
I was unsatisfied with this recipe for 'Hummingbird Cake' considering it failed to include the vital ingredient of chopped pecans to the cake batter. Also the cooking time of 23-25mins in the oven seemed ridiculously short compared to how long it really needed.
TexasGurl Posted: 08/24/10
This is a good recipe BUT - this is NOT a "Light" recipe - light only compared to the orig !! Proceed with Caution and dust with powdered sugar instead of frosting !
phephe Posted: 01/13/11
I made this cake as a birthday gift yesterday. First, I admit I'm a baking amateur. But gosh, this cake took a very long time to make. It tastes pretty good, but it's as dense as a brick and kinda dry. Any suggestions from you experienced bakers out there who had such great success with this recipe?
ChefK2009 Posted: 10/01/13
I followed recipe to the letter and the cake came out dense and heavy. I had to throw it away. Experienced bakers please help. I was careful not to over mix. I guess it's back to boxed cake mix for me... So sad as I made it for company.