Hey guys! Remember my friend Nicole (she lives in a multi-gen home too down the street from us), she is back sharing a delicious Hummingbird Cupcakes. The Southern classic cake is transformed into the perfect handheld dessert with these Hummingbird Cupcakes. Warm spice, chunks of pineapple, mashed bananas and chopped pecans come together to create this tropical treat!
Hi! It’s Nicole from Family Table Treasures. I’m back again to share another delicious recipe with you. Last time I stopped by I shared a yummy Mini Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza Recipe. With Valentines Day quickly approaching I thought I’d share some more sweetness with you today.
If you’re unfamiliar with Hummingbird Cake you’re in for a treat! This is one dessert that once you try you’ll be asking , “Hummingbird Cupcakes….Where have you been all my life!”
Hummingbird Cake has become a Southern classic. It is thought to have migrated to the Southern U.S. from Jamaica. The first written recipe was printed in Southern Living Magazine in the February 1978 issue. It was one of the magazines most popular recipes ever and has been made over and over again eventually becoming a classic Southern treat.
I decided to turn the classic cake into a handheld dessert with these Hummingbird Cupcakes. The flower on top of these cupcakes is actually not a flower at all! It’s a slice of pineapple, dried and then formed into a beautiful “Dried Pineapple Flower”.
I have the tutorial on “How to make Dried Pineapple Flowers” over on my blog if you would like to make some. You won’t believe how easy they are to make. The only catch is that you need to make them a day ahead so they have time to dry.
Hummingbird Cupcakes are sort of a tropical version of Carrot Cake. If you love Carrot Cake you’re gonna go “Bananas” for these Hummingbird Cupcakes!
Bring a little Southern Comfort food into your home with these delicious Hummingbird Cupcakes!
Thanks for letting me visit again today. I hope you enjoyed a little taste of the South with these delicious Hummingbird Cupcakes. They make the perfect sweet treat for Valentines Day or a bright and cheery dessert for Mom on Mother’s Day!