Fall is a wonderful time of year. The air is crisp, the colors are beautiful, and there are lots of reasons to bake! Not only are there plenty of holidays, but there are also a lot of birthdays. My sister’s birthday was in September for which I whipped up my vanilla cake with buttercream, but added a lemon curd filling for some excitement. My dad’s birthday follows in October and I was eager to try something even more adventurous.
I’ve been eying Southern Living’s recipe for Hummingbird cake for quite some time and decided this was the perfect time to make it. The cake is full of little surprises—pineapple, raisins, nuts, bananas—then topped off with cream cheese frosting. YUM! Hummingbird cake is delicious at any time of year, but the combination of flavors screams comfort food to me and seemed perfect for an October birthday.
Sure enough the cake was a turned out moist and flavorful and it was a big hit for everyone at the table! Try it yourself next time you’re thinking of trying something new. Warning: It’s hard to resist a second slice!