9/8/10

Happy Birthday to me~

Happy birthday to me,
happy birthday to meeeeeeeee~
Give me a fork, pass me some cake...
happy birthday to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Here is a recipe of the birthday cake (cupcakes) that I made for myself.. its fabulous! Some say this southern layer cake earned its name because each otherworldly bite makes you hum with delight....
Sounds like the perfect cake for my birthday!
Here is the recipe:
HUMMINGBIRD CAKE
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (I never add the salt)
1 cup vegetable oil (I use 1 cup of applesauce instead)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 large)
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup coconut
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with rack in the center. If your using cake pans-- butter and flour pans. Set aside.
2.) In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, set aside.
3.) In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat oil (I use applesauce) vanilla and sugar until combined... about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating each before adding the next. Beat at medium speed until mixture is pale yellow and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
4.) In a medium bowl, mix together banana, pineapple, walnuts and coconut. Add to egg mixture; stir until well combined. Add flour mixture; blend well.
5.) Divide batter between pans. (I prefer cupcakes!) Bake, rotating the pans halfway through, until golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, baking 30 to 40 minutes.
6.) Transfer pans to a greased wire rack. Let cool 15 minutes. Run a knife around edges to loosen. Invert onto racks; cool completely.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1 pound (16 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, but into pieces, room temperature
2 pounds confectioners' sugar
1.) In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and vanilla until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. With mixer on medium speed, gradually add butter, beating until incorporated.
2.) Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add sugar, beating until incorporated. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. Frost cake or cupcakes...

10 comments:

Jingle said...

Happy BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope the cupcakes are awesome and you eat to many!

she dreams big! said...

Happy Birthday to you! Do NOT share any of those cupcakes! They are YOURS!

So, how did you score on your birthday list? Hope you got them all!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Almost never met a cupcake I didn't want! Happy bday, those look scrumptious.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

RobinBirdsNest said...

Happy Birthday! the cake sounds wonderful! thanks for sharing!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

HAPPY
BIRTHDAY
TO
YOU!!
Enjoy those yummy looking cupcakes and I hope you get a few gifts that are on your list!
Sweet little boxes you made!
Deb :)

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Happy Birthday Cheryl ~ The Cupcakes Looks So Yummy.... Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a Wonderful Week
Cheryl

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Happy, happy and more happy birthday to you, Cheryl! These cupcakes look absolutely yummy!!! I will be copying that recipe for sure. May the year ahead be even better than all the greatest years you've ever had all combined together and multiplied to the 10th degree! Xo, Sue

Pam said...

Happy Birthday to you.....and yummy, those look great.

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

Happy Birthday Fellow Virgo! I just celebrated my 32nd last friday!! ENJOY!!!
Annie x

Leann said...

Well a very Happy Belated Birthday to you my September Sister - mine was Tuesday!

Enjoy!
Leann