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Thread: Humming Bird Cake

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    Have you made a HBC lately? I went to a gathering last night and she had made a HBC. It was so good I had to do one today. I have never had this cake before.

    I just googled the recipe and had everthing here, I can't stop eating it...helpppppppppppp

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    I know! So good!

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    Sounds really good. Do you think that it would taste as good without nuts? (son doesn't like them)

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    What's a Hummingbird Cake?

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    One recipe here: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/...mmingbird-cake

    Google it and you'll find about 100 other recipes. Hands down, one of the BEST Southern cakes out there. And it's practically a health food. Bananas, pineapple, nuts, cheese. Make sure you eat a ol' big piece for the nutritional value. ;)

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    It is so good. You will forget about calories when eating this cake. You may even hide the cake from others.

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    Anyone who wants to is welcome to come to my house and make this for me! I'll let you see my stash! ;)

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    Hummingbird cake is THE best. I can't even trust myself to bake one.

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    The only thing different I did was I used brown sugar instead of white and I did make the cream cheese frosting...it doesn't need it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebinNY
    Sounds really good. Do you think that it would taste as good without nuts? (son doesn't like them)

    Make something else for son and make this cake for you lol. The pecans are toasted in the oven and it makes the cake..

    My son doesn't like rasins. I have seen him pick them out lol. I love rasins and all deserts are mine mine....lol

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    Boy that sounds great, I am going to make that tomorrow!

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    Sounds yummy, I'll give it a try next wkend!

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    I am going to have to give this recipe a try :D
    Thank you! I think.... LOL

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    I think I will stick to my low fat carrot cake with fat free cream cheese frosting. This cake has 2 grams of fat per square (18 servings from a 9 x 13 pan)


    The Humming bird cake has 36 grams of fat per slice, if you sliced that cake into 12 pieces.


    LOL,

    I can eat the whole carrot cake and have the same fat grams as 1 slice of the hummingbird cake.

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    My MIL loved to make it. I could gain weight just smelling it cooking. LOVE it, but can't afford the calories these days.

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    Hummingbird cake is the best. It's always a hit everywhere I take one. Never any leftovers.

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    thanks for the recipe, never tasted it

    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    One recipe here: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/...mmingbird-cake

    Google it and you'll find about 100 other recipes. Hands down, one of the BEST Southern cakes out there. And it's practically a health food. Bananas, pineapple, nuts, cheese. Make sure you eat a ol' big piece for the nutritional value. ;)

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    Martha's recipe sounds too junky to me. It's overdone with extra calories. Here is the Southern one that I did.

    http://southernfood.about.com/od/ban...r/bl90321d.htm

    I think this is the orginal recipe. I only used one cup of brown sugar and I didn't use the frosting (typo in my previous posting). the frosting is a killer. The cake taste wonderful without the frosting...

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    Sounds SO good though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    Have you made a HBC lately? I went to a gathering last night and she had made a HBC. It was so good I had to do one today. I have never had this cake before.

    I just googled the recipe and had everthing here, I can't stop eating it...helpppppppppppp
    why is it called Humming bird cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    Martha's recipe sounds too junky to me. It's overdone with extra calories. Here is the Southern one that I did.

    http://southernfood.about.com/od/ban...r/bl90321d.htm

    I think this is the orginal recipe. I only used one cup of brown sugar and I didn't use the frosting (typo in my previous posting). the frosting is a killer. The cake taste wonderful without the frosting...
    That sounds almost like my recipe for carrot cake, substitute carrots for the bananas and it is almost the same. I put shredded coconut and raisons in my carrot cake too.

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    No thanks...if I got started I would gain 5# before I even got through baking it! It's been years since I ate any ! :D

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    I probably won't try it. I would feel so bad scalding the little birds so I could pull their feathers out - and they're so tiny, it would take a lot of hummingbirds to make a cake!!!! ;) ;) :lol: :lol:

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    When my daughter was in her final year of 4H, she made a HBC as her Food's project. She received Champion for her her efforts. They are good!

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    I do watch what I eat. This cake is once in a while. I will be good now for the longest time....I do fall off the wagon but get right back on after the fix hahahahah

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