Hummingbird Cake by Zarnak Sidhwa

Nov 10, 2014
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Ingredients:

  • Flour 3 cups
  • Baking soda 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Sugar 2 cups
  • Ground cinnamon 1 tsp
  • Eggs (beaten) 3
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence 1-1/2 tsp
  • Crushed pineapple 1 can (8 oz)
  • Chopped walnuts 1 cup
  • Chopped bananas 2 cups

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Cream cheese 8 oz
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Unsalted butter 4 oz
  • Icing sugar (sifted) 2 cups
  • Chopped walnuts (to decorate) 1/2 cup

Method:

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in large bowl, add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not beat.)
  2. Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup walnuts and bananas.
  3. Pour batter into lined cupcakes tray. Bake at 180 degrees C for 15 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
  5. For frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter well and then add gradually sifted icing sugar till stiff.
  6. Add vanilla essence as well.
  7. Let chill until using.
  8. Pipe cream cheese frosting on cupcakes, garnish with pineapple chunks and walnut halves and store in refrigerator before serve.

Recipe of Hummingbird Cake by Zarnak Sidhwa in Food Diaries on Masala TV

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