Hummingbird Cake Bars

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This Hummingbird Cake Bars recipe is a classic Southern style tropical heaven that is beautifully infused with cinnamon spice, and the fruity flavors of bananas and pineapple, with delicious cream cheese frosting on top. The combination of cinnamon with fruits, when combined in a cake, can be a decadent, moist, delicious dessert. This cake recipe is perfect to use up all those overripe bananas lying in your kitchen. With every bite of this spiced cake, you’ll notice the rich, comforting flavor of an intensely moist and perfectly sweetened cake. This recipe is also one of the best kids birthday cakes ideas you could make and works well for any occasion. Did you know that Hummingbird cake got its name because every bite makes you hum with delight? We certainly don’t question the aroma and the taste aspect of this cake!

To get the best result in this cake recipe regarding taste and flavor always use quality ingredients in the batter especially the cinnamon spice which plays a major role in achieving a luscious depth of flavor. Do not use the cinnamon spice that has been sitting in your pantry for a long time because cinnamon as a spice tends to lose its aroma and does not have a long shelf life. It makes the cake worthy and tasty when you buy fresh cinnamon for this cake. Using the best vanilla extract will also impact the flavor in this recipe to a large extent. You can tell the difference right away by the texture and flavor in this cake as a result of using a quality vanilla extract. Look for the best vanilla extract with no additives like corn syrup, sugar, etc. The best vanilla product should always say 100 percent on the bottle. Nielsen-Massey is a top organic pure vanilla extract with no additives.

Nutrition Facts for: Hummingbird Cake Bars from The Country Cook

Ingredients: All purpose flour, baking powder, salt, unsalted butter, sugar, light brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, bananas, crushed pineapple,pecans, cream cheese, confectioners sugar

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 418, Calories from Fat 192, Total Fat 21.3g 33%, Saturated Fat 9.7g 49%, Cholesterol 49mg 16%, Sodium 183mg 8%, Potassium 225mg 6%, Carbohydrates 55.6g 19%, Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%, Sugars 36.2g, Protein 4.4g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 5%, Iron 8%

When adding canned pineapple in this cake recipe, do not drain the liquid as the juices add a right amount of moisture to the cake. For the cream cheese frosting if you wish to make it extra decadent, go ahead and crush additional nuts and press them into the sides of the frosting. You could even put sliced maraschino cherries on top of the cake for an excellent presentation. You can finish the look by dusting a bit of cinnamon on top. Do not beat the cream cheese for too long or it could turn out soupy and runny. The nutritional value of pineapple is not to be undervalued. Pineapples contain enzymes that have been proven to have benefits of anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and digestive aid.This Moist Hummingbird Cake bars recipe is so flavorsome and one of the best cake recipes ever. Thank you to Brandie at the ‘The Country Cook' food blog for sharing this luscious Hummingbird Cake recipe with us. Do visit her blog for more cake recipes and other fantastic kids birthday cake ideas you are going to love. Make this decadent Hummingbird cake recipe and enjoy it with friends and family!

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