Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake is a staple in the South. Everyone knows someone who has made, eaten, and delivered it in times of distress. It is a simple, yet very delicate cake made even better by the typical cream cheese frosting. But we are not going to do a typical frosting. With the help of the Good Cook products, we are going to venture out and we are going to make them in an unconventional way using their wonderful Nonstick Dessert Bar Pan. I can actually relate to what some of you are thinking...I wouldn't want to have to wash that pan. I was skeptical at first, but this pan washes up so nicely. I was flabbergasted at the ease of the cakes coming out. It is worth a try!!

Hummingbird Cake
by Traci

In a large mixing bowl combine:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans

In a smaller bowl combine:
3 large eggs beaten
1 cup oil
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

At this time you will open an 8-ounce can of crushed pineapple with juice and slice 2 medium bananas. Set those aside

Using a Good Cook Silicone Spatula, slowly combine the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix well. Fold in the pineapple and bananas.

If you are using the Good Cook Nonstick Dessert Bar Pan, fill each compartment 3/4 of the way. Bake at 325°F for about 20 minutes (check it at 15 minutes.) If you are using a regular pan, please bake at 350°F degrees for 30 minutes, checking it at 25 minutes.

Place on rack to completely cool when done.

Pourable Fondant
by Traci
adapted from Wilton's Quick Pour Fondant Icing

3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

In a small bowl combine ingredients. It will be thick in consistency.

Using a spoon, start pouring over your cooled cakes letting it drizzle down the sides. Top with a whole pecan. I did drizzle more over the pecan but at this point do what you want. You could even top with a piece of pineapple if you want to emphasize that.

Please enjoy this recipe and go to Good Cook and check out all of the wonderful products they offer!

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