Hummingbird Cake


3 cups All-purpose flour
2 cups Sugar
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 8oz Can crushed pineapple with juice
1 cup Cooking oil
3 large Eggs well beaten
2 cups Bananas (3 bananas) chopped
1 cup Walnuts or pecans finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 tblspoon Butter or margarine melted
1 cup Sifted powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Generously grease a 10″ tube or a fluted tube pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
3. Remove 2 Tablespoons of juice from the can of pineapple. Set this juice aside for the glaze.
4. To the flour mixture, add the can of pineapple, the oil, eggs, banana, nuts, and vanilla. Stir until just blended. Do not beat.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the 325 degree oven for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Invert the cake onto a wire rack and remove the pan from the cake. Cool completely.
6. To make the glaze: In a small bowl combine the melted butter or margarine with the powdered sugar. Add enough of the reserved pineapple juice to make a glaze of drizzling consistancy. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake. For a glaze with a whole new dimension, try substituting rum for the pineapple juice.



Shawn’s Blackberry Banana Nut Muffins

Shawn’s Blackberry Banana Nut Muffins


5 bananas
1 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup coffee
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 cups flour
1 cup walnuts
18 0z of blackberries

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mash bananas. Mix butter into bananas. Add sugar, eggs, coffee, and vanilla. Beat until creamy.

Mix in baking soda and salt.

Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing between each cup.

Fold in walnuts and blackberries.

Pour mixture into prepared muffin tins (either well greased or lined with muffin cups.

Bake for 20 minutes.
Makes approximately 4 dozen muffins.

Banana Walnut Cake

I was trying to figure out what to do with the over-ripe bananas in my fridge yesterday.I kept looking for a recipe I liked but couldn’t really find one so I created my own. Something I did which I really liked (I found this on someone elses cake recipe) is instead of oiling and flouring the cake pan, I buttered and sugared the pan. The cake came out super easy and developed this delicious sweet crust on the outside.

Banana Walnut Cake

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 bananas
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 cup flour
1 cup walnuts
1 cup milk

1. Cream Butter and sugar together
2. Add banana, vanilla and eggs, mixing thouroughly
3. Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl
4. Alternately add milk and dry ingredients to banana mixture, mixing completely between each addition
5. Fold in walnuts
6. Butter and sugar a bundt type pan
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean

I made icing for the cake but I think you could use a cream cheese icing or even just dust with powdered sugar.