Friday, July 2, 2021

Hummingbird Cupcakes from Vicki Delany

I love hummingbird cake, so I figured they’d make lovely cupcakes. This recipe makes a lot of cupcakes, so it would be perfect for a party or taking to a pot luck. Or several parties or pot lucks. 

 Hummingbird Cupcakes


 1 cup butter, room temperature

2 cups sugar

3 large eggs, room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups mashed ripe bananas

1/2 cup drained canned crushed pineapple

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1 cup chopped walnuts


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

In a small bowl, combine bananas and pineapple.

Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with banana mixture, beating well after each addition.

Fold in coconut and walnuts.

Fill 24 paper-lined muffin cups about two-thirds full.

Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool the cupcakes for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Decorate with your favourite icing. Next time I’ll share the recipe I use for cream cheese icing.

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  1. I've never had hummingbird cake, but it has some of my favorite ingredients, so I'll have to give it a try!

  2. Sorry I couldn't comment yesterday.
    My comments kept disappearing.
    This is a wonderfully portable version of a southern classic.

  3. Delicious,you present this beautifully as if it could be made in my house. Hahaha
    For some reason since moving South I can't seem to bake. I am not teasing. I used to be a great baker. Not 1 angel food has risen. ANYWAYS.. Sounds good.I have seen The name in my grans handwritten recipes. She was not from the South Far North fun to compare.
    Can't wait for Your Book