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Hubby called me from the grocery store where he works yesterday and asked me if I wanted him to bring home a "mockingbird cake" from the Bakery/Deli...."They say it's delicious". I questioned; "Mockin
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Mockingbird Cake?

posted at 7/21/2009 4:01 AM EDT
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Hubby called me from the grocery store where he works yesterday and asked me if I wanted him to bring home a "mockingbird cake" from the Bakery/Deli...."They say it's delicious". I questioned; "Mockingbird cake?....do you mean Hummingbird Cake?" "Yeah, that's it! They say it's delicious!". So, since I didn't have a lot of time, and I had made the fiasco over the weekend with the shoofly pie, I agreed. It was very good....a small, single layer, 9". I told him that years ago a friend of mine was getting married and wanted the Hummingbird Cake as her wedding cake. Instead of making the 3-layer cake, we made the cake in the wedding pans, and used my staggered-4-tiered Wedding cake stand. We decorated each layer beautifully, and although it was not the professional version, we were very, very happy with the way it turned out. During the Holidays or other special events, I do a lot of my cakes like that, using the different sizes of pans and the tierd cake stand.

Mockingbird Cake?

posted at 7/21/2009 6:50 AM EDT
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Hi, You got my curiousity going. What kind of cake is this? Do you have a recipe? If so can you share it. It is a very good idea to use differnt size pans. It always makes the occassion seem even more special. Thanks for your story and now I will have ti investigate this "hummingbird cake". Thanks again and have a good day, Donna

Mockingbird Cake?

posted at 7/21/2009 8:14 AM EDT
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Cute story.

Mockingbird Cake?

posted at 7/21/2009 9:09 AM EDT
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I never heard of a hummingbird cake either. But it sounds like it was a hit

Mockingbird Cake?

posted at 7/23/2009 4:48 AM EDT
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Donna G.....there are some postings for Hummingbird cake here on this very site in the "swapped recipes". All sound very good.

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posted at 3/20/2011 3:10 PM EDT
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I want to know more about hummingbird cakes too.  I like the idea of multi sized and shaped layers for cakes.

Re: Mockingbird Cake?

posted at 3/20/2011 5:03 PM EDT
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A few years back I was working in a restaurant that did a lot of baby showers and bridal showers.  On one occasion, one of our guests brought in "Mockingbird Cake" for a birthday.  I started moving tables around for her and talking to her  about my love of backing.  She started talking about this cake and how wonderful it was.  At the end of the event she had saved me a piece to try.  It was HEAVENLY!  It's a moist, dense cake… almost like an enhanced banana cake, full of flavor!  I have not been able to replicate hers but still keep fond memories of it!

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posted at 3/20/2011 5:37 PM EDT
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I never heard of a Hummingbird Cake before but I would like to try sometime.

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posted at 3/20/2011 6:05 PM EDT
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I have made it & it so delicious w/all the flavors.  What a wonderful story to share!

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posted at 3/20/2011 7:24 PM EDT
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I've never heard of this type of cake before. I will search this site, thanks for sharing your story.

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posted at 3/20/2011 10:34 PM EDT
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I'm looking forward to any recipes people will print.........
please

Re: Mockingbird Cake?

posted at 3/21/2011 7:13 PM EDT
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Hummingbird cake is a very moist cake.  Sweet, so sweet the hummingbirds love it.
Has pineapple, walnuts in it.  I thought I saw a recipe on this site for it but if not here is the recipe I have.
Hummingbird Cake
1 1/2 Cup sugar
1 1/2 Cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 Cup oil
4 eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 Cup bananas, chopped
1 Cup chunky style applesauce
2/3 Cup chopped walnuts..(I like pecans better milder flavor)
Grease and lightly flour 2 9 inch round cake pans; set aside.
Pre heat oven 350 degrees F.
In large mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, soda, salt and cinnamon.  Add pineapple, oil, eggs and vanilla.  Beat with mixer until combined.  Stir in bananas, applesauce and nuts.  Divide batter between prepared pans.
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until top springs back.  Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.  Remove from pans cool completely.

Cream cheese  Frosting
8 ounce package softened cream cheese
1/2 Cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
Powdered sugar. (believe it or not my recipe does not say how much sugar my guess would  3 to 4 cups)
1 1/2 Cup chopped pecans
In a large bowl beat cream cheese and butter with vanilla until light and fluffy.  Gradually add sugar, beating until smooth and proper consistency.
Frost cake.
Lightly press pecans into sides of cake  Sprinkle top with additional nuts if desired.

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