Hummingbird cake Southern style. Made with an old recipe! Traditional & special, it’s one of those recipes that you make on special occasions!
The Fall 2013 issue of the Grand Strand Magazine is called the ‘Food & Wine’ special edition. I’m featured as the Grand Strand personality (it’s a cool article!), and there were local female chefs featured, amazing gals, as well as some of the best dessert recipes I’ve ever seen.
Hummingbird Cake Recipe Easy
Some had recipes, others did not. Top secret! One captured my attention for several reasons. I had all the ingredients, I love this kind of dense, nutty, fallish cake, and I love the spices in it!
What is Hummingbird Cake
Easy Hummingbird Cake
This Hummingbird Cake recipe is from Capt. Juel’s Hurricane Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, SC. It’s Miss Dana’s recipe, and she’s both the bartender and the baker there. She’s been making it for a long time!
How to Make Hummingbird Cake
Captain Juel’s is one of those old-time restaurants that have lived through not only many hurricanes but lots of chain and big box eateries. You just know they’re doing something right! Miss Dana makes her version into an actual ‘cake’, but I used different baking implements.
Moist Hummingbird Cake
She also does a pretty traditional cream cheese icing for it. I chose not to. I also reduced the amount of sugar by one cup and used a combo of sugars. One cup white and one cup coconut sugar. It was just like I like it, not too sweet, but I know I’m eating a sweet! Plus, I substituted coconut oil for canola.