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The BEST Hummingbird Cake Recipe with Light Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 25 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 35 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 1 hr
  • yield Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • category Category: Dessert
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


The Best Hummingbird Cake Recipe you’ll ever make, slathered with a light Cream Cheese Frosting. This twist on a classic homemade cake is filled with pineapple, bananas and cinnamon – extremely moist and light.



Hummingbird Bird:

  • 2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup of crushed pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil, melted

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz. of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons of pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of chopped pecans


For the Hummingbird Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease and flour three 6″ round cake pans.
  3. In a large bowl add flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer add egg, egg yolk, and coconut sugar. Mix until creamy and smooth.
  5. Add in mashed banana, coconut oil, crushed pineapple, and vanilla extract mix until combined.
  6. Slowly add flour mixture into wet mixture in two batches. Make sure it is fully combined.
  7. Separate batter into the three prepared cake pans.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a medium bowl add cream cheese, greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
  2. Using a hand mixture, mix until there are no more clumps and the frosting is smooth.
  3. Assemble the cake in this order, cake round, cream cheese frosting  and repeat until finished. Garnish with pecans. (do not frost the sides)


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 329
  • Sugar: 24 g
  • Sodium: 299 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 50 mg

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