Hummingbird Cake Review

Sorry to post about Hummingbird Cake in two places, but I couldn’t review until today. That is, after the cake was cut.

This cake was so good. I went ahead and categorized it as a “Go-To” Cake — one I’d make again for a party or large group. While next time I might decorate it with a bit more flair, the cake itself was delicious and fruity — definitely not overly sweet, in my opinion.

The only thing I did differently was to bake the cake in two 9 inch round metal pans rather than three 9 inch round metal pans. I liked doing it in two layers because there was a higher ratio of cake to frosting in every bite.

I read a lot of different reviews on Southern Living and Allrecipes and noticed people were reducing the oil quite a bit and then complaining that the cake wasn’t as good. I’m sure there are a lot of good low-fat hummingbird cake recipes out there, but if you reduce the oil in a recipe then you’re going to have proportionately more sugar, flour and everything else. It throws the whole cake off. So if you want a lower in fat cake, you might try a lightened version. In fact, here’s a reduced fat humming bird cake recipe from Southern Living. I will definitely be trying this one.

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  1. says

    I’ve only knew about this cake not to long ago, I think in one Oprah show. I “wikipedied” it and put it on my never-ending to-do-list, I think I had it booked for 2023 more or less, but now after your review I might have to do it a bit earlier!

  2. says

    Hi Anna!

    Remember when you did that sweet little bit about the cookies from Levain Bakery in NYC?
    Well, I just tried the recipe and they actually came out pretty good. Check it out when you can.

  3. says

    Looks Yummy! Anything with bananas is good to me.
    It’s been a crazy weekend with company and going out of town AND my beloved laptop dying.
    I’ll have to check out the low fat one!

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