Vegan Hummingbird Cake – Connoisseurus Veg

This vegan hummingbird cake is made with three layers of cinnamon-spiced pecan studded banana pineapple cake, with dairy-free cream cheese frosting in between. Each chunk is sort of a mouthful of sunshine!

Slice of Vegan Hummingbird Cake on a plate with a tea cup in the background.

Hummingbird cake would possibly simply be the last word spring dessert. Carrot cake tends to get all the eye this time of yr, and I completely get that. This southern-style vegan hummingbird cake has some similarities to my vegan carrot cake recipe — it is nutty, moist, spiced, and consists of pineapple. However as a substitute of carrots, the principle taste featured on this cake is banana. It is tropical and fruity, and I feel we may all use that after an extended, chilly winter!

This one is a 3 layer cake, but it surely’s surprisingly straightforward to make. It has a considerably rustic appear and feel, because of a number of fruit and nuts within the batter, so there is no have to fuss with getting every thing all excellent and even.

Soar to:
  • Water.
  • Floor flaxseed. This ingredient is essential! We’ll be mixing it with the water to create a flax egg, one in all my favourite vegan egg substitutes to bake with.
  • Flour. On this recipe we’re utilizing all-purpose wheat flour, or white flour. I am guessing another flours will work, however with out testing them I can not say for positive!
  • Baking powder.
  • Baking soda.
  • Floor cinnamon.
  • Salt.
  • Bananas. Your bananas have to be overripe, that means they’re yellow with a number of brown spots, as proven within the photograph above.
  • Crushed pineapple. Use a can of crushed pineapple with juice. This provides you with precisely the best quantities of pineapple and liquid.
  • Vegetable oil. Any plant-based oil that is usually used for baking will work. Corn oil, canola oil, and melted coconut oil are all appropriate choices.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • Sugar. Be sure your sugar is natural. Typical sugar could also be processed utilizing animal bone char, so it is not thought-about vegan.
  • Brown sugar. Identical deal! This must be natural.
  • Chopped pecans. Whereas pecans are conventional for hummingbird cake, be happy to depart them out if nuts aren’t your factor or you might have an allergy. You might additionally swap them out with walnuts in case you want.
  • Vegan cream cheese frosting. I extremely advocate utilizing a double batch of my do-it-yourself vegan cream cheese frosting. It is so good with this cake. Nevertheless, in case you want one other frosting, I perceive. My vegan vanilla buttercream will even work. No matter you employ, make certain there’s loads of it!
  • Pecan halves. These are completely elective, however they make a gorgeous (and scrumptious) garnish for this cake.

How It is Made

The next is an in depth photograph tutorial on learn how to make this dish. Scroll all the way in which down if you would like to skip proper to the recipe!

Mixture of ground flaxseed and water in a mixing bowl.Mixture of ground flaxseed and water in a mixing bowl.

First, make your flax egg by stirring the water and flaxseeds collectively in a big bowl. The combination might want to sit for a couple of minutes to gel.

Dry ingredients for cake batter in a mixing bowl.Dry ingredients for cake batter in a mixing bowl.

Seize one other bowl. Whereas the flax egg sits, whisk collectively the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set this apart.

Mashed banana in a mixing bowl with a potato masher.Mashed banana in a mixing bowl with a potato masher.

In one more bowl (final one!), mash your banana with a fork or potato masher. Be sure to measure it! You may want one and a half cups.

Mashed banana, pineapple, oil and vanilla in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.Mashed banana, pineapple, oil and vanilla in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.

Now stir the pineapple (juice and all — do not drain it!), oil, and vanilla into the bowl with the banana. Now set this apart.

Flax egg blended with sugar in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer.Flax egg blended with sugar in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer.

Seize the bowl with the flax egg. It ought to have had loads of time to gel by now. Add the sugar and brown to the bowl, then beat the combination with an electrical mixer till it’s kind of foamy.

Mixture of mashed banana, pineapple, oil, vanilla, sugar, and flax egg in a bowl with a wooden spoon.Mixture of mashed banana, pineapple, oil, vanilla, sugar, and flax egg in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

Now swap from the mixer to a spoon, and stir the banana pineapple combination into the bowl with the flax combination. It will not mix up fully, however that is effective!

Bowl of Vegan Hummingbird Cake batter with chopped pecans mixed in.Bowl of Vegan Hummingbird Cake batter with chopped pecans mixed in.

Stir the flour combination in with the moist components, including it in a number of increments, then fold within the pecans.

Three round cake pans with hummingbird cake batter in them.Three round cake pans with hummingbird cake batter in them.

Divide the batter amongst three oiled and parchment paper lined cake pans, then pop them into the oven!

Tip: To get your cake layers completely even, weigh your pans utilizing a kitchen scale when including the batter.

Vegan Hummingbird Cake with a slice cut out on a cake dish.Vegan Hummingbird Cake with a slice cut out on a cake dish.

Let the layers cool earlier than eradicating them from the pans, then slather each with frosting as you stack them up. End your vegan hummingbird cake by protecting the highest and outdoors with extra frosting, then slice it up and serve it.

Shelf Life & Storage

Vegan hummingbird cake will hold in an hermetic container at room temperature for a couple of day, within the fridge for about 5 days, or within the freezer for about three months. I extremely advocate storing it within the fridge if it is heat out, even in case you’re planning on serving it that day.

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Slice of Vegan Hummingbird Cake on a plate.Slice of Vegan Hummingbird Cake on a plate.

Vegan Hummingbird Cake

This vegan hummingbird cake is made with three layers of cinnamon-spiced pecan studded banana pineapple cake, with dairy-free cream cheese frosting in between. Each chunk is sort of a mouthful of sunshine!

Whole Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Components


  • cup
    water
  • 3
    tablespoons
    floor flaxseeds
  • 3
    cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 2
    teaspoons
    baking powder
  • ½
    teaspoon
    baking soda
  • 1 ½
    teaspoon
    floor cinnamon
  • ½
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 1 ½
    cups
    mashed overripe banana
    (about 3 to 4 bananas)
  • 1
    (8 ounce/227 gram) can
    crushed pineapple,
    with juice (don’t drain)
  • 1
    cup
    vegetable oil
  • 2
    teaspoons
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    cup
    natural granulated sugar
  • ½
    cup
    natural brown sugar
  • 1 ½
    cups
    chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Evenly oil three 8-inch spherical cake pans, then line the underside of every pan with parchment paper.

  3. In a big mixing bowl, stir the water and flaxseed collectively. Set the combination apart when you mix the dry components. It might want to sit for at the very least 5 minutes for the flaxseeds to gel.

  4. In a big mixing bowl, whisk collectively the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set this apart.

  5. Stir the banana, pineapple, oil, and vanilla collectively in a medium mixing bowl. Set this apart.

  6. Add the sugar and brown sugar to the bowl with the flax combination. Beat the components collectively utilizing an electrical mixer at excessive pace for one minute, till the combination is barely foamy.

  7. Add the banana combination to the flax combination. Stir every thing collectively by hand. The components could not mix fully at this stage, which is ok.

  8. Start stirring the flour combination into the flax and banana combination. Add the flour combination in about three increments, stirring every in simply till mixed.

  9. Fold the pecans into the batter.

  10. Switch the batter to the ready baking pans, distributing it as evenly as you may.

  11. Place the baking pans into the oven. Bake the cake layers for 26 to half-hour, till a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clear.

  12. Place the cake pans on cooling racks whenever you take them out of the oven. Let the cake layers cool fully.

  13. As soon as they’re cool, rigorously invert one of many layers onto a cake dish, then take away the parchment paper (Observe 2).

  14. Slather the highest of the cake layer with frosting, then rigorously take away a second layer from the pan and place it over the primary layer. Slather the second layer with frosting, then place the third layer on prime. Cowl the highest and sides of the cake with frosting. Optionally, garnish the cake with pecan halves.

  15. Slice the cake and serve.

Diet Info

Vegan Hummingbird Cake

Quantity Per Serving

Energy 492
Energy from Fats 261

% Each day Worth*

Fats 29g45%

Saturated Fats 4g20%

Trans Fats 0.1g

Polyunsaturated Fats 14g

Monounsaturated Fats 10g

Sodium 172mg7%

Potassium 143mg4%

Carbohydrates 55g18%

Fiber 3g12%

Sugar 29g32%

Protein 5g10%

Vitamin A 18IU0%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 72mg7%

Iron 2mg11%

* % Each day Values are primarily based on a 2000 calorie weight loss program.