Mini Hummingbird Cake
Hummingbird Cakes filled with bananas, pineapple, pecans and coconut, topped with cream cheese frosting and decorated with graham cracker crumb moss and fresh chamomile flowers.
24-inch 2-layer cakes
24-inch 2-layer cakes
Hummingbird Cakes
Cream Cheese Frosting
Optional Decor
Hummingbird Cakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line the bottoms of four 4-inch cake pans**** with parchment paper. Grease and flour the insides.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar, with an electric mixer, until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla in three separate additions, making sure each one is incorporated before adding the next.
  5. Stir in bananas, pineapple, pecans and coconut until well combined
  6. Transfer batter to prepared cake pans, about 1 cup of batter in each pan. Place filled cake pans on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, about 25-28 minutes. Cool cakes in pans 10 minutes then turn cakes out onto a cooling rack to cool.
  8. Trim cakes to 1-inch thickness. Fill, stack and frost cakes with cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until smooth and pale.
  2. Beat 1 tablespoon heavy cream, vanilla and salt into butter until well combined.
  3. On low speed, beat in powdered sugar a half cup at a time, until well combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese with remaining 1 tablespoon heavy cream until smooth.
  5. On low speed, beat cream cheese mixture into butter mixture until smooth and well combined.
  1. To make graham cracker crumb moss: In two small bowls, dilute 1/8 teaspoon of each gel food color with a few drops of vodka. (Vodka will dissipate as crumbs dry.) Place graham cracker crumbs in a plastic zip bag. Add diluted food colors a little at a time and seal bag. Shake bag and gently massage to distribute color. Add more diluted food color as needed until desired shade of green is reached. Spread crumbs out onto a parchment lined baking sheet to dry. Apply crumbs to bottom edges of frosted cakes.
Recipe Notes

*Chop the coconut flakes to achieve a finer texture. This step is optional.

**To find the avocado green food color gel I used, click here.

***To find the lemon yellow food color gel I used, click here.

****To find the 4-inch cake pans I used, click here.