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Old Fashioned Hummingbird Cake

This old fashioned hummingbird cake recipe is a slice of the south in every bite! It's chock full of classic flavors that you'll love.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best desserts, dessert, homemade dessert, humming bird cake, southern recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Author Rob



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (8oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup roasted pecans, chopped fine

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2 (8oz) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Spray (3) 9-inch cake pans with baking spray. Set to the side for later.

  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powdered, salt, and cinnamon.

  3. In another bowl cream together eggs, oil, vanilla, crushed pineapple, and mashed bananas.

  4. Pour the flour mixture into the wet and mix just until incorporated.

  5. Evenly pour batter into 3 cake pans. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  6. Let cakes cool for about 25 minutes then remove from the pans and put on a cooling rack. Then let cakes cool completely before frosting.

  7. Once cakes are cool frost the cakes.

    Refrigerate the cake for up to 3 days.