Phew! Only four more cakes to go and we'll have baked all the way through our Cake Ladies cookbook. This week we made hummingbird cake, a moist and slightly spicy cake with a couple of bananas and some pineapple in the batter. In an interesting bit of frippery, a few thin slices of fresh pineapple get oven-dried into "flowers" for decorating the top.
There's supposed to be a cup of canned crushed pineapple in the batter, but since I didn't have any I just put a cup of fresh pineapple in the food processor and used that just fine.
And, of course, fluffy cream cheese frosting tops things off.