The Hummingbird Cake


Preparation info

  • Makes

    One 8 Inch

    Layer Cake
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free

Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free

By Karen Morgan

Published 2010

  • About

I had never heard of a hummingbird cake until my friend and neighbor Mark Meyer requested that I make one for his birthday. It was so delicious I had to pinch myself. It was like eating banana bread with a side of pineapple. This cake is wonderful with cream cheese icing and stellar with seven-minute icing; you can decide for yourself. This cake originated in Jamaica, where the hummingbird, also called the “doctor bird,” is a national symbol; the cake is known there as the doctor bird cake.