Hi! I promised the recipe for Hummingbird Cake, so here it is!
When I first heard of this cake, I had no idea what it was. It's very fruity with a cream cheese icing. It is very easy to make--you just stir the ingredients. I would, however, cut the amount of sugar down to about 1 1/4 cup instead of the two cups it calls for. I served the cake on my Mikasa "Italian Countryside" as I love the crisp, creamy white on the red and green background.
Love this cookbook! My grandmother gave it to me years ago. She signed it and had it signed by the author. Hazel Creek is an area my mother's family once lived here in Western NC. They, along with hundreds of other families, were removed from their land by the government in the 1940s to build a lake to make power for the war effort. They were promised a road to get back. After bulldozing entire towns, houses, etc., the government has yet to build a road. It was started, never finished, and is now called the "road to nowhere." The money for the road was recently given the county where the property is. My grandfather was away in Europe during WWII when my grandmother was forced to move out. Ironically, my grandfather is of Cherokee descent and this story is very similar to his ancestors' removal in the infamous "Trail of Tears" in the 1830s. If only we could learn from history so the same old mistakes would not be repeated, but we never do, do we? I included a video, which included both my grandparents (Fred and Ruth Chandler) if you are interested.
Back to the recipe...
I do not put the lemon extract in mine...
There's nothing like a piece of cake with steaming, black coffee on a rainy summer afternoon:-)
Let me know if you try this, or if you have another recipe for Hummingbird Cake! Thanks for stopping by! I do love visits.
I will be linking up to "Foodie Friday" over at Designs by Gollum.