I love to bake but with only two of us at home and trying to watch our weight, I don't bake as often as I used to. So when my sister hosted a casual family dinner, I volunteered to make dessert. Sometimes the hardest part is trying to decide what to make, there are so many fabulous recipes out there. A favorite of my blogging partner daughter Andrea, is hummingbird cake. So even though she was not there to enjoy it I made her favorite.
If you have never had a hummingbird cake you are missing out. It is delicious, bananas, pineapple, pecans and the best part cream cheese frosting, yummmmm………
The cake plate pattern is Fostoria - American, I've sometimes heard this pattern referred to as tumbling blocks. This was gifted to me by my aunt along with place settings for eight. It was her wedding pattern.
The pecans are toasted for extra crunch and flavor.
I'm sure there are many variations of this cake, the recipe I used is from the cookbook Country Living Great Cakes. Click here for the link to the recipe Hummingbird Cake.
I'm sending a big slice of the cake to Andrea visually! I wish she had been here to share a piece with us. You might remember a few weeks ago I went to New York City to visit Andrea. We had a great time, shopping, saw a Broadway show, lots of walking, good eating and more shopping. I also had a chance to take a few of her friends out to dinner, they were cute, smart, stylish and funny. As I always tell Andrea I'm t-minus and counting the days to my next trip to visit her!
What is your family's favorite dessert? Is it cherry pie, chocolate cake, brownies or some other wonderful dish?
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