Wilton Easy Layers Hummingbird Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Easy Layers Hummingbird Cake

If you haven'’t spent much time in the south, there'’s a chance you haven’t heard of a hummingbird cake. But trust us, once you try it, you’'ll never forget it. It’'s basically a spice cake with banana, pineapple and nuts. Oh, and you may feel a little like a hummingbird when you make the filling! It’'s definitely a crowd-pleaser and sure to be a delicious dessert for any occasion.

Before this scrumptious hummingbird cake flies off the plate, post a pic with the hashtag: #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare Easy Layers Pans with vegetable pan spray. Then, in large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until it’s light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then beat in the vanilla. Add your flour mixture alternately with your banana; mix well and then fold in the pecans. Divide evenly between pans, and then bake 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on a cooling grid for 10 minutes, then remove the cakes from the pan and cool completely on the grid. Note: project time does not include this baking and cooling time.
  • 2
    Drain the can of pineapple. Then for filling: combine pineapple, sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • 3
    For icing: beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, then add the vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed, and then add the milk. Beat until combined, remembering to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl often.
  • 4
    To assemble: pipe dam with round tip #10 around edge of first layer and fill with 1/3 of the pineapple filling. Continue with remaining layers. Lastly, ice the outside of the cake with the remaining cream cheese icing.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours

Project Supplies

  • •Wilton Easy Layers Loaf Pan & 10" x 16" Cooling Grid, Decorating Tip No. 10 & 12 inch Disposable Decorating Bags
  • •Large Bowl, Rubber Spatula, Medium Saucepan, Measuring Cups & Spoons, Vegetable Pan Spray & Toothpick
  • •2 Teaspoons Wilton Clear Vanilla Extract (you will need 1 Teaspoon for Cake and 1 Teaspoon for Icing), 2-3/4 Sticks Softened Butter (you will need 2 Sticks for Cake and 3/4 of a Stick for Icing), 2 Cups Granulated Sugar (you will need 1-1/2 Cups for Cake and 1/2 Cup for Filing)
  • •3 Cups Flour, 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, 4 Eggs, 1 Cup Mashed Very Ripe Banana & 3/4 Cup Chopped Toasted Pecans (Cake)
  • •20 oz. Can of Pineapple & 1/4 Cup Cornstarch (Filing)
  • •12 oz. Softened Cream Cheese, 6-1/2 Cups Confectioners Sugar & 1-1/2 Teaspoons Milk (Icing)