Dairy Free Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake is a banana and pineapple spiced cake, common in the southern United States.  Our version is a delicious, no added sugar  and dairy free recipe, frsoted with a decadent cashew frosting and pecans.  Easy to bake and easier to eat. it keeps well and is great for your mid-morning or afternoon treat!

No Added Sugar and Dairy Free

INGREDIENTS

  • 50g chia seeds soaked in 2 tablespoons of water
  • 150g medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 200g ripe bananas ( approx 2 large bananas)
  • 200ml coconut oil
  • 60g Perfect Sweet® xylitol
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 50g coconut, shredded
  • 50g pecans, chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200g fresh pineapple, crushed

CASHEW FROSTING

  • 300g raw cashews, soaked for 3 hours in enough warm water to cover, rinsed and drained
  • 20g Perfect Sweet® xylitol
  • 60ml water
  • 60ml coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

OPTIONAL TO DECORATE

  • 50g pecans
  • 2 teaspoons desiccated coconut

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 20cm round spring form cake pan with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chia seeds, dates, bananas, coconut oil and xylitol. Process until smooth.
  3. In a separate large bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, coconut, pecans and salt. Fold in the banana mixture to combine. Gently stir in the freshly crushed pineapple.
  4. Pour mixture into the cake pan and bake at 170°C for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  5. If using Pecans to decorate
  6. Rinse the pecans under cold water and scatter onto a lined baking tray. Sprinkle the xylitol over the pecans and toss to mix. Roast in the oven 130°C for 10-15 minutes. Cool.

CASHEW FROSTING

Blend all the ingredients until smooth and spread over the cooled Hummingbird Cake.

OPTIONAL

Sprinkle with desiccated coconut and top with roasted pecans.

 

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