Wednesday, June 26, 2013



Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations

Is having her fifth annual Picnic Online Game!
I am joining for the first time!
Red White And Blue Nod To Independence Day, July 4th.

Starting on June 18th, Louise began accepting requests for alphabet letters A-Z. The dish you bring to the picnic must begin with the letter you have chosen. I chose the letter "H" and I am bringing, a Hummingbird Cake! By the day of the picnic, July 1st, you will be able to visit any one of the participants and find links to twenty-six delicious recipes. 
The original Hummingbird Cake recipe was published in the
February 1978 issue of Southern Living Magazine. The recipe was submitted by Mrs. L. H. Wiggins of Greensboro, North Carolina. The recipe was extremely popular and is know to have won many blue ribbons at county fairs across the south. Since its
publication in 1978, it has been the most requested recipe in
Southern Living History.

Click on pic to read more from Southern Living
In  December 1998, Southern Living published an Updated Recipe in their "Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook" It uses less oil in the cake batter.
Click on pic for source
This is the recipe I will be using. My only modification... I will be using a sheet cake pan and only making a half recipe of the frosting. I will be icing the cake in the pan. I can just slide my cover on the pan and I'm ready for the picnic!

The recipe
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • large eggs, beaten 
  • 1 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups chopped bananas
  • Cream Cheese Frosting 
  • 1  (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese
  • 1/2  cup of butter softened
  • 1  (16 ounce) boxes of powered sugar
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans. 


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not beat.) Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup pecans, and bananas.
  2. Pour batter into a 13x9x2 inch greased and floured cake pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire racks 10 minutes.
  3. Combine softened cream cheese and butter, beat until smooth. Add sugar a little at a time and beat until fluffy. Add and blend vanilla. Double the recipe for frosting if you are making the three layer cake.
  4. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting on top of cake; sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top. Store in refrigerator until time for the picnic.



A- Aloo Gobi (active on 6-28)
H-Hummingbird Cake

Be sure to visit Louise on July 1st where she will have all the recipes listed. What fun t'will when the picnic basket is full!


I am taking my cake to these parties. Please join me!

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~~louise~~ said...

Hummingbird Cake for our picnic, Ginger! What else could a girl ask for. Well, in this case a huge picnic basket filled with all kinds of goodies, including Hummingbird Cake!

I vaguely remember the tale of the Hummingbird Cake. What a nice refresher:)

Your cake looks so inviting I can hardly wait to plop my blanket down and enjoy!

We are going to have a fantabulous picnic this year and I am thrilled you will be joining us!

Thank you so much Ginger. YOU did GREAT!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh man, I bet that cake was gone as soon as you pressed "Publish" the old recipes are totally the best! Can I come to your picnic?


Johanna GGG said...

you sound very organised - and the cake looks delicious!

i love hummingbird cake and will be asking for a large piece at the picnic :-)

Beverly said...

This sounds like fun. And, I love some Hummingbird Cake!

Suzy said...

This is such a neat idea. If I wasn't going out of town soon, I would try to participate. That cake looks yummy in my tummy! xo's

Coloradolady said...

my grandma made that cake! She was a good cook too. After seeing your cake, I may have to make one myself! Happy VTT!

Christine said...

Looks really good! Thanks so much for sharing at Katherine's Corner Blog Hop where I'm co-host today.

Christine @

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how I love Hummingbird Cake. It reminds of a friend of mine from Mississippi who had a restaurant in Florida and passed away a number of years ago. I can't think of it and not think of her and what a fabulous cook she was. Makes me smile.

Love to you, my friend. I hope that life will settle down come fall and maybe, just MAYBE I can make it up your way. Am dealing with my MIL in Hospice at present. She is the bravest and the sweetest. Lots to tell you later.

Love you,


Gloria Baker said...

Ginger I love your cake look amazing always I loved Hummigbird cake I loe your post!!

Sokehah cheah said...

I'm always curious about the name 'Hummingbird Cake'. Many bloggers have blogged this cake, maybe I should try too. It's also my first time joining this picnic and I'm excited over all the goodies!

Ivysew said...

Hi, this is also my first time joining the picnic game. Nice to meet you. Your Hummingbird Cake is great! Just can't wait to fill my stomach with this wonderful cake! See you at the picnic :)

~ Nee ~ said...

Love this twist on the Hummingbird Cake ... save me a hunk

kitchen flavours said...

Lovely cake! I have never tried making Hummingbird Cake before, and am looking forward to have a slice at the picnic! See you!

Inger @ Art of Natural Living said...

What an awesome name for a cake! It looks delicious (I think the pan version was smart for the picnic) and I can't wait to get a taste!

Inger @ Art of Natural Living said...

What an awesome name for a cake! It looks delicious (I think the pan version was smart for the picnic) and I can't wait to get a taste!

~ Nee ~ said...

HMmmmmmm good ...can't wait to taste the Hummingbird cake , I want a hunk .

My Little Space said...

Do you mind if I'm bringing this home with me at the picnic party? Thanks so much for sharing it.
Enjoy & have fun.
Cheers, Kristy

SissySees said...

Oh my husband loves hummingbird cake and I misplaced the recipe! I might have to make this over the weekend.

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