Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hummingbird {cup}cake{s}…


I’d never heard of Hummingbird Cake before until I heard about it on an episode of the t.v. show, Cupcake Wars.

I guess it’s a popular cake in the south. The batter has mashed bananas, crushed pineapple, and chopped toasted pecans in it.

A few days after hearing about Hummingbird Cake,  I clicked over to call me cupcake and there was a recipe for it with the most mouthwatering photos.  I swoon over lovely food photos.

I decided to make Hummingbird Cupcakes for Father’s Day dessert.  I used the recipe on call me cupcake, minus the banana filling.  For the frosting I made a basic cream cheese frosting, (1/2 cup butter, 8 oz. cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 lbs. powdered sugar), except I used a few tablespoons of pineapple juice to get it the right consistency instead of milk, which is what I would normally use.

The Hubs and I both thought this cupcake was absolutely FANTABULOUS!






On another note, I received my lovely giveaway items from the beautiful blog A Rosy Note, and its sweet author, Tricia…four Anthropologie mini café au lait bowls, two heavenly smelling lavender sachets, some French postage stamps, and a vintage skeleton key.  I love it!  Thank you Tricia!


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  1. my mouth is watering. seriously.

  2. Looks delicious! DD and I found a lovely cupcake bakery while exploring yesterday.
    Hummingbird cake is very popular here, but I've never made it. These may be my first attempt!

  3. Hummingbird cake is one of my very favorites! I have a recipe for it on my blog too, but these cupcakes are too cute!! Very pretty pictures and I love the plate they are sitting on, as well. :)

  4. Oh I have had hummingbird cake years ago...this would be great to do for my little one, he has been asking for cupcakes and would so enjoy the name, since we have been watching a hummingbird in our yard all season....thanks

  5. What beautiful things you won! How nice! The cupcakes sound wonderful! I'm ready for a good recipe. I've gone to tons of weddings this season and I'm so sorry to say that all of the cakes were just awful! How can this be? I need a little something to make up for it. Isn't 'call me cupcake' the funnest blog?

  6. Yumm....They sound wonderful. I will have to bake some myself! How nice to win such beautiful things!

  7. Yum!! These look delicious! I'm your newest follower and I love the name of your blog!!!

  8. I love hummingbird cake, and I actually like to make cupcakes more than I like to make cakes so I plan to try this recipe. It looks delicious!

  9. they look so good! stopping by from a beach cottage.
    cheryl x

  10. Yum, looks tasty. I've tried hummingbird cake before, but never as a cupcake.
    I like your blog, looking forward to more.
    X Marnie

  11. Lovely! And your photos are beautiful.

  12. YYUUMM!! Your photos come ALIVE!! Now if there was just a "Scratch 'n Sniff" option!! What WONDERFUL TREASURES you have won!! XXOO, Damaris

  13. Oh Elizabeth, your photography is growing by leaps and bounds--between your incredible recipes and cooking talents coupled with the awesome photography, girl, you may have a new career in your near future. Just beautiful! Love, D.

  14. Oh! Yummy!!!, those look so good! very pretty pictures, Celeste, victoriantailor.com

  15. P.S. I have a bike just like the one in your heading, got for my 13th birthday, yeah, seems like a lifetime ago, Celeste

  16. These cupcakes look sooooo yummy!!!!!! I would love to pull one through the computer and eat it right now!!

  17. Oh These look yummy! :) I have never heard of it either... I will have to give it a try.
    I love your blog!


  18. Oh my goodness, Elizabeth, those look soooo delicious! Great photos. I'm glad you like your giveaway items :)

  19. I love hummingbird cake and your muffins look very lovely , my other favorite is lumberjack cake :) well done ! Great posts l!

  20. Sounds delicious. I've never heard of hummingbird cake. Now that things are started to settle down a bit, hopefully, I'll get to try the recipes I printed from your site!! This sounds like another good one to try!

  21. Yay Elizabeth, Enjoy your cake :) xx Ava ( Thankyou!)

  22. Hi Elizabeth! I have a question - I found some bowls exactly like the ones in your picture above with the sachet and key. Are they ironstone? Do you know anything about them you could pass on to me? Thanks!!


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