Thursday, July 26, 2007

Hummingbird Cupcakes with Cream cheese frosting

When i first got hooked with cooking /baking bugs, i started buying recipes books. Of course all other magazines in the market, but mostly local publications. After trying a few recipes from these buy, i seldom got satisfactory results. Not sure if i could not follow the recipes or the recipes published were not correct except one. I gave up on locally published material, i bought a few "mat sallehs' recipes books. And so far no recipes that i tried did not give me pleasant ending. But, imported books are very dear i feel guilty buying them ha ha ha......then my husband taught me how to browse the internet and oh boy....there are so many recipes i wish i could try them all...Jamie, Nigella and many others put their recipes online, and they are so well known people do not mind paying for their books. And so many food blogs i sometimes get so carried away hopping to one blog to another. These cupcakes recipe is from one food blog i found a couple of months ago. I have made these a few times and these pictures were taken after i baked these beautiful and delicious cupcakes for my husband cousin's housewarming dinner party. Not quite sure why its call humming bird cupcakes but maybe its because the combination of the fruits pineapple and banana part my mum in law neighbors quite often ask me to make these cupcakes whenever i bumped into them when i was at her house. I see my mum in law quite often as i get my coconut milk from her. My in laws are doing that business from the house. Not big but i think just enough for them to always have cash in hand and while away their time .

Recipe adapted from:-

Hummingbird Cupcakes
makes 24 cupcakes

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
1 8oz can crushed pineapple, with liquid
2 mashed bananas
1 cup coursely chopped pecans

1. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt with a whisk in a good sized bowl.
2. Beat eggs.
3. Add oil and vanilla to beaten eggs and mix until somewhat combined.
4. Add egg/oil/vanilla mixture to flour/sugar/baking soda/cinnamon/salt mixture.
5. Mix together pineapple, bananas, pecans until combined.
6. Add to the rest of ingredients and stir to combine.

Bake at 350 degrees for ~25 minutes until golden and a cake tester comes out clean. I top these off with the cream cheese frosting recipe

Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tb unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 cups confectioners' (powdered) sugar
Beat cheese, butter and vanilla until well blended and add the sugar until you reach the consistency you want.

Do give this recipe a try and have a pleasant weekend.



hi zai,

oooh...i just love cupcakes..and these look so yummy.

zai.... hre is how you can contact me: email me and i will give you my cellphone number.

that's be great!




i meant: THAT'D be great!

Dad of Four said...


My wife always says that the locals "kedekut ilmu"....She never buys locally publihed recipe books...and never tries recipes in local mags! BTW, nice cupcakes!

kina said...


i envy you...

jeles seyyyy... help me, give me a recipe that die-die-cant-fail one for muffin, want to give it a try la...

i wish you are living next to me, can hop over after work, kekekekeee

zaitgha said...


from my own experiences, i gotta agree with your wife....i ni bangsa give a benefit of doubt first..but then dah proven orang kita kedekut ilmu....


the choc cupcakes tu very simple, should go no wrong nanti i bagi satu simple muffin recipe...