Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake...

Thought I would share the Hummingbird cake recipe, cos it was yummo!

3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

2 cups bananas, chopped

1 cup chopped nuts, lightly toasted (optional)

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

3 eggs, slightly beaten

tin crushed pineapple, undrained

Preheat oven to 350 (180 celcius). Grease and flour Bundt pan.

In a large bowl, with a wire wisk, combine the first 6 ingredients. By hand, add remaining ingredients. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into pan.

Bake for 65 to 70 minutes or until done. Cool in pan on cake rack for 25 - 30 minutes. Remove from pan to cool completely on rack.

Now, I really recomment greasing and flouring cake stuck! No matter, it still tasted scrumdiddlyumptious! I didn't ice it - personally I don't think it needed any, but cream cheese icing would be sublime with this, if you can be bothered. Now, pop the kettle on, grab your favourite magazine, and tuck in!

Oh, the garden is asleep on my side of the world, but there is still beauty daphne is beginning to flower, and every time I walk past it's scent is pure bliss to my senses. All my camellia bushes are laden with buds, and I cannot wait until they burst into bloom...I love to pick them and bring them inside and pop them in vases throughout the house.

The little mosaic birdhouse is one I made some time ago...


  1. O, that cake sounds delicious...

  2. Yay...fabulous recipe..thankyou!I love flavors like cinnamon and it is right up my alley! yay!I think it is neat it is called Hummingbird cake!
    Wow.. and I love your birdhouse mosaic..gorgeous!!
    Thanks for sharing your sparkles...have a magical day!

  3. Looks and sounds delicious! Glad to see you're keeping busy. Don't worry, your garden will soon be awake (and mine will be asleep :0) The cycles of life, right? Enjoy! XO

  4. OOOoooo I remember you! Beautiful tea party you had... Your cake sounds so yummy, but that witch on Weight Watcher's On Line runs my life...oops, you've gained 6 ounces, want to see a list of filling foods??? HA! Love love love your art. Hold on to your girls...standing on this side, it all went so fast, as opposed to the 72 hour long days when they were 1 and 2! **blows kisses** Deb

  5. Thank you...I will be making this one...yummo!I will think of you while baking it. xoxo

  6. Love the birdhouse! The cake sounds delicious! I'm on a diet.....but maybe I'll make as a reward when I reach my halfway point......I never said I wouldn't ever eat cake again! I'm on a diet but not dead! lol


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