Spelt Hummingbird Cake with Banana, Pineapple and Pecans

  • Spelt Hummingbird Cake with Banana, Pineapple and Pecans
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  • 150 g white spelt flour
  • 125 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 6 tspn gluten free baking powder such as wards brand
  • 1 tspn ground cinnamon
  • 270 g dark brown sugar
  • 440 g can crushed australian pineapple (drained well)
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup mashed over-ripe bananas (about 2 large)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecan nuts
  • 2 x extra large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 120 ml rice bran oil
  • 100 g unsalted butter (melted)
  • 250 g philadelphia cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 50 g unsalted butter, soften at room temperature
  • 2 Tbls fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups pure icing sugar (not the mixture), sifted


*Original blog entry http://recipegeek.com.au/blog/2012/08/08/spelt-hummingbird-cake-2/ *

1. Preheat oven to 170°C or 160°C fan forced oven

2. Spray with canola spray and line the base & sides of a 23cm square cake pan with baking paper.

3. Sift flour and spices into a large bowl. Add sugar, pineapple, coconut, banana, pecans, eggs and oil. Stir to combine.

4. Spread into lined 23cm square cake tin and bake for 40 minutes – or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Place on a rack and set aside to cool for 10 minutes before turning out.

1. Have cream cheese at ROOM TEMPERATURE – not straight out of the fridge.

2. Whip with electric mixer until creamy.

3. Add 50 g butter & whip again.

4. Sift icing sugar. Put in an electric mixer and beat until smooth.

5. Spread on top of COOLED cake using a metal, flat edged knife, or spatula, that is dipped in hot water before each time you add and spread more frosting. this stops the cake tearing as the knife lifts away with the heat in it. Otherwise it could stick and lift the icing and the cake with it.

6. Garnish with shredded coconut, if desired.

7. Any left over icing, put in a plastic container and use for another cooking project. It keeps well. Great piped on cupcakes!

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  • Heavenly. I want a piece right this minute.


    by Melissa Darr on 27/04/2013, 20:13
    Melissa Darr
    • Wait until I out up my Spelt Banana & Date Bread … plus my cupcakes (vegan & spelt too) are deadly!


      by Judie Gade on 20/05/2013, 20:56
      Judie Gade