Tennessee Hummingbird Cake

Indulge in the delightful flavors of this Tennessee Hummingbird Cake, a classic Southern dessert that is sure to impress your taste buds. This moist and flavorful cake is a perfect blend of bananas, pineapple, and nuts, all topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • The combination of bananas, pineapple, and nuts creates a unique and delicious flavor profile.
  • The cake is incredibly moist and tender, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
  • The cream cheese frosting adds a rich and creamy finish that complements the flavors of the cake perfectly.


  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups cooking oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped bananas
  • 2 cups chopped nuts
  • 1 (10 ounce) can crushed pineapple


  1. Sift all dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, then add the oil and vanilla.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and beat for about 2 minutes.
  4. Fold in the bananas, pineapple, and nuts gently with a fork—do not overmix.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased cake pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Servings: 12
  • Kcal: 380 per serving


Store the Tennessee Hummingbird Cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate the cake for up to a week or freeze it for up to 3 months.

Recipe Tips:

  • Make sure not to overmix the batter once the fruits and nuts are added to keep the cake light and fluffy.
  • You can customize the cake by adding a sprinkle of shredded coconut or a drizzle of caramel sauce on top before serving for an extra touch of flavor.

Enjoy this delicious Tennessee Hummingbird Cake with friends and family for a sweet treat that is sure to impress!”

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