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Old fashioned hummingbird cake with cream cheese frosting

Old Fashioned Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

There's nothing better than a sweet homemade slice of hummingbird cake paired with a delicious cup of Folgers coffee. Try this perfect pairing for breakfast today!
Course Dessert / Treat
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Classic Hummingbird Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup crush pineapple
  • 3 medium bananas chopped
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Cream cheese frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix until everything is well combined then set to the side.
  • In another large mixing bowl add the eggs, vegetable oil, and sugar. Mix until well combined, then add in the apple sauce, bananas,  pineapple, and vanilla. Mix.
  • Now slow start adding in the flour mixer, and mix the batter until everything is well combined.
  • Once the batter is nice and creamy, set it to the side.
  • Lightly butter or oil a 9x13, then pour in the cake batter.
  • Place the cake in the oven and let it bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Let the cake cool until it's at room temperature.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the cream cheese frosting, then frost the cake.
  • Let the cake sit for 30 minutes before serving. 
  • Serve and enjoy!