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Hummingbird Bundt Cake

Hummingbird Bundt Cake is a fun twist on a classic southern cake recipe. This moist cake is stuffed with bananas, pineapple and pecans. So delicious with a cream cheese glaze.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana cake, easy bundt cake, pineapple cake
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings 15
Author [email protected]


For the Cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple (with liquid)
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 2 large bananas)

For the Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream


Make the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using a whisk, mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add in the eggs, oil, vanilla and pineapple. Stir until well combined, scraping the edges of the bowl as needed.
  • Mix in bananas and pecans.
  • Grease a bundt cake pan with shortening, then dust it with flour. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a plate to cool completely.

Make the Glaze:

  • Using a hand mixer, cream the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Add the heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time and beating between each addition, until the glaze is the consistency you'd like.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake and sprinkle with additional pecans if desired.


The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake with glaze. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**