Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Hummingbird Cake.

This recipie is adapted from Jamie Olivers' hummingbird cake, which was originally a Caribbean recipie.  It has a little more spice, and a little less sugar.  I have also added in some lime zest, it makes the cake a really Caribbean experience!  Essentially it is a very special banana cake.  Most American Hummingbird cakes have a LOT of icing, inside and out and that makes it way to sweet for my family, so this is simply a one level cake with a little icing on top.
Ice it with lime cream cheese icing. (ie, cream cheese icing with lime juice and zest added. 
Top the cake by making a toffee caramel, adding some pecans, and cool them on a sheet of baking paper.  Then just blitz them in the food processor.  Sprinkle over the top of the icing.

Another option is to make an icing flavoured with coconut and then dust with coconut flakes.