Hummingbird cake

Serves 12 people

Pineapple, bananas, nuts and the light spice of cinnamon all come together in this cake!

  • 400g crushed pineapple
  • 3 eggs
  • 125ml oil
  • 400g mashed bananas
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • cream cheese frosting, to garnish

1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine the pineapple, eggs, oil, banana and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium speed with the paddle attachment for 5 minutes, until creamy.

2 Add the flour and cinnamon an beat until smooth, then fold in the nuts. Spoon into a lined 20cm cake tin and bake for 45 minutes, until a skewer can be inserted and removed cleanly. Cool on a wire rack, then coat with cream cheese frosting.