Hummingbird Cake is a Southern Favorite consisting of banana-pineapple and cinnamon with delectable bits of pecans throughout each bite

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  • Hummingbird Cake Mix in a Jar

    Hummingbird Cake mix is a delicious recipe incorporating pineapple, bananas and cinnamon for a rich, tropical dessert.
    A Tropical cake offering bits of pineapple, banana, cinnamon and a frosting to die for, this make ahead cake mix is perfect for gift giving too

    This recipe has been scaled down to make a fantastic cake mix in a jar recipe for gift giving.

    You'll Need:
    2 cups Flour
    1 1/3 cups Sugar
    1 teaspoon Baking Soda
    3/4 teaspoon Salt
    1 teaspoon Cinnamon
    2/3 cup Pecans -- chopped

    (makes 1 pkg/jar of cake mix)

    Layer the ingredients in a lg canning jar or vacuum seal bag. Seal & Attach tag:

    Attach a card:

    1 Pkg/Jar Hummingbird Cake Mix
    1 cup vegetable oil
    3 beaten eggs
    8 ounce can crushed pineapple (undrained)
    2 very ripe mashed bananas
    1 1/2 tsp Vanilla

    Preheat to 350 F

    Combine all in a lg mixing bowl, do NOT beat. Stir just until moistened. Spread into greased 9" pans or Greased Bundt pan if desired.Bake for 34-40 minutes. Cool

    Most Requested Family Gathering Recipe- Easy Hummingbird Cake - pineapple, bananas, walnuts, cream cheese frosting- awesome!


    Almost Homemade Doctored Cake Mix Version

    You'll Need:

    1 pkg Yellow Cake Mix (18.25 oz size)
    1 8 oz can Pineapple, in juice (do not drain)
    2 very ripe, mashed bananas
    1/2 c. vegetable oil
    1 tsp ground cinnamon

    Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mixing until incorporated. Transfer to a greased baking pan and bake 28-32 minutes. Let the layers cool at least half an hour before frosting.


    Cream Cheese Frosting
    1 pkg 8 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
    4 tbs butter
    3 1/2 cup to 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    Chopped walnuts (or pecans)

    Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth, add vanilla extract and powdered sugar a little at a time until fully incorporated, whip until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes total!

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    Comments 6 Comments
    1. CharlieBrown68's Avatar
      CharlieBrown68 -
      Oh I'm LOVING this!!!
    1. ladeeda3's Avatar
      ladeeda3 -
      Looks good! I've heard of hummingbird cake but have never tried it. Think I better try it before gifting it...
    1. Gigi232's Avatar
      Gigi232 -
      Can't wait to try this. Any ideas for frosting ???
    1. jaylene67's Avatar
      jaylene67 -
      Hummingbird Cake is my all-time favorite! I love this gift jar idea. However, I am disappointed that it doesn't have instructions for the cream cheese icing which is the best part.
    1. Mrscatmanjones's Avatar
      Mrscatmanjones -
      Can't wait to give this to my Mom, sounds just like something she will love.
    1. eeyorelover2200's Avatar
      eeyorelover2200 -
      Cream cheese frosting
      1 8oz pkg cream cheese softened
      1 stick butter or margarine softened
      2 cups powdered sugar - more or less
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