13 Awesome Ways to Get Your Hummingbird Cake On
As the most requested recipe in Southern Living history, hummingbird cake is an iconic dessert. With its not-too-sweet, yet incredibly satisfying combination of pecans, pineapple, and bananas, this cake is a fan favorite. Browse our collection of traditional versions, twists on the classic cake, and creative updates like milkshakes, cupcakes, breakfast bars, cookies, and more.
Hummingbird Cake Shake
The Hummingbird Cake is a staple for southern flair and charm. We decided to put our own spin on the iconic dessert by shaking it up. Now you can enjoy the classic pecan, pineapple, and banana flavors in a shake! Southern never tasted so good.
Mile-High White Chocolate Hummingbird 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.
Hummingbird Power Bars
What could be better than a breakfast bar that tastes like the classic Hummingbird cake without the colossal calories?
35th Anniversary 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.
Hummingbird Deep-Dish Skillet Cookie
Hummingbird cake meets a deep-dish skillet cookie in this tropical dessert. Somewhere between a warm butter cookie and a piña colada, this dessert is certainly going to be a crowd-pleaser.
Sweet Hummingbird Cake
This streamlined version of the popular cake starts with a cake mix, bakes in a Bundt pan and is finished with store-bought vanilla frosting...The result? A moist, rich cake that's simple to make.
All of the elements of a classic hummingbird cake come together here in decadent cheesecake form. Layers of banana cheesecake, pineapple-pecan praline sauce, vanilla cheesecake, and white chocolate ganache are all stacked into a pecan-coconut graham cracker crust for a show-stopping dessert you won’t soon forget.
This gorgeous and classic cake is all thanks to Mrs. L.H. Wiggins of Greensboro, North Carolina, who allowed this pineapple-banana spice cake with cream cheese frosting to become one of our most requested recipes. While there are many different variations of this delicious recipe out there now, we still stand by Mrs. Wiggins' original, indulgent creation. With a unique warm and spiced flavor and a moist banana and pineapple interior, this cake is a true Southern gem.
Hummingbird Cupcakes with Candied Pineapple Wedges
This whimsical take on our classic Hummingbird Cake recipe shrinks the moist, three-layer cake into cupcakes, garnishing with bright candied pineapple wedges in honor of the canned pineapples that give the cake batter its incredible moistness.
The South's favorite cake takes a breakfast turn as Hummingbird Pancakes.
From pineapple to cream cheese, Hummingbird Bundt Cake has the same ingredients as the original popular layer cake, but we've simplified the recipe by baking it in a Bundt pan.
Hummingbird Caramel Apples
Dress up traditional caramel apples with the beloved flavors of Hummingbird Cake by coating them in layers of dried pineapple, toasted pecans, and toasted flaked sweetened coconut.
No time for frosting? Bake anyway! We loved these cookies plain too.