13 April 2017

[Competition Closed] Hummingbird Cake in 4 Easy Steps + WIN a Bundt Tin & Batter Bowl!

Light, moist and absolutely delightful, this hummingbird cake with cream cheese frosting is the ultimate Easter treat.

Below, we show you how to make this easy recipe step-by-step!

Hummingbird Cake

SERVES: 8-10


For the Cake:

  • 420g (750ml) cake flour
  • 420g (500ml) caster sugar
  • 5ml baking powder
  • 5ml ground cinnamon
  • 2,5 ml salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 190ml canola oil
  • 4 bananas
  • 1 x 432g can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
  • 100g pecans, chopped
  • 10ml vanilla essence

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 65g (70ml) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 250g (480ml) icing sugar, sifted
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 2,5 ml vanilla essence

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a batter bowl. Add the eggs and oil and stir. The mixture will be quite dry at this stage.

Puree bananas in a food processor and add to the mixture. Add the canned pineapple (with juice), chopped pecans and vanilla essence, and mix well.

Pour the batter into a Le Creuset TNS Bakeware Bundt Tin and place in the oven. Bake for 45 minutes and test the cake with a thin cake tester. If it is still moist on the tester, bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes, before turning out onto a cooling rack.

Cream the butter in a food processor and add half of the icing sugar gradually. Add the cream cheese and mix at low speed. Add the rest of the icing sugar and vanilla essence, but do not over mix. Refrigerate until needed.

Once the cake has cooled, spread icing on top and decorate with micro herbs, small chocolate Easter eggs and edible flowers.

Le Creuset 5 Days of Easter Giveaways


Congratulations to the following winner, who has won a Le Creuset TNS Bakeware Bundt Tin and Batter Bowl set, valued at R1180!

– Shilpa Valavi

* Winner has been notified directly

View more step-by-step Easter recipe inspiration and enter the rest of our Easter giveaways: Lamb Curry Pie, Choc-Chip Hot Cross Bun Loaf, Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb, Chocolate Ice Cream Easter Eggs.


  1. Vanessa Christiane

    Really hoping on the Bundtrain Cake Pan win – although I posted quite a long comment I don’t see it above? I really hope you received it!

  2. Najuma Petersen

    Your recipes is so easy make, ingredients that I always have in the house, I especially love
    Le Creuset baking tins and Utensils

    • Najuma Petersen

      Hummingbird Cake so easy to make, Now I know what to also add to Mothers Day gift buy the Untensils gift my self baked Hummingbird Cake

  3. Marina

    White chocolate 🙂

  4. Jamie-Lee Andrews De Wet

    Hummingbrd cake has all the flavor

  5. Ferial

    Blowtorch meringue red velvet cake

  6. Ray Antoncich

    Carrot cake with cream cheese icing

  7. Andrew Peters

    Carrot cake

  8. Taryn Peters

    Vanilla cake!

  9. Bianca Alberts

    Greek chocolate mouse cake!

  10. Monique Nieuwenhuizen

    Chocolate Guinness Cake with cream cheese frosting.

  11. Marelize van den Berg

    Without a doubt, chocolate cake 🙂

  12. Hilary Dudley

    Baked cheese cake wins hands down!

  13. aiken louw

    coco chanel cake by the red velvet cake company.

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