Sep 14, 2008

Hummingbird Cake

It seems that i've lost my touch =/

the last two dishes that i've made were not that good.. not wow-worthy..
they weren't that bad either..
but heck, i'll post them anyways! ;p

so today i tried the hummingbird cake (bananas and pineapples cake).. the problem is that it turned out a bit dry.. i guess i over baked it =/

the recipe said "crushed pineapples" but i couldn't find them bil jam3iyah or sultan center .. so i took the ordinary sliced ones shown below and put them in a blender until almost smooth with chunks in it..

mashed the bananas with o fork..

mixed the dry ingredients with the eggs, bananas, pineapples ..etc.

divided the batter into two greased pans..
here are the pans all ready to bake.

did the frosting while the layers were baking..

waited for the layers to cool off before spreading the frosting all over..

aaaand the final result

too bad all this effort was partially wasted =/


Anonymous said...

awwww dont give up!!! I am sure you still have your talents there ;p


you are making an excuse so we dont ask you one day for a cake, ha? :D

Anonymous said...


♥ P-Ella ♥ said...

Hey chef :D

is it delicious?

A Journal Entry said...

thank u amu u managed to make me feel better! =)

r u a fan of it or not?!

3aadiyah .. yimkin coz kanat shway nashfah =/

Charmbracelet said...

I'm allergic to pinapples =P eheh
am sorry..but isma ina u tried =p lol..walla 9ij! Ur good asasan!

A Journal Entry said...

charmbracelet n
awal marrah asma3 enna pineapples cause allergies.. allah e3eenich =/

Ruby Woo said...

Yuum, khosh combination. Bas 3adi you can try next time and see what went wrong.

I'm trying the carrot cake tomorrow lol i'm so nervous. Ohh and thanks for sharing the recipe ;*

ManalQ8 said...

so nice
looks nice
and i know it will taste nice as well

A Journal Entry said...

ruby woo
good luck!
don't be.. it's easy ;)

thaaaaanx alot 3ala raf3at il ma3nawiyaat =D

f7ee7eely said...

if I were to rate it on looks only I'd give it 12 out of 10 :P

3ala 6aree el pineapple have tried a slightly roasted piney? aaaah mazingggggg

♥ P-Ella ♥ said...

9j bs sheno akthar taste like , pineapple or banana?

J o u j a™ said...

allllllah yummy :D
shaklha mafeeha ela el 3afya ;p

abi :(

Charmbracelet said...

Its just ina my tongue itches for a while=p but I still eat em anyway =) I likeee em!

A Journal Entry said...

heheh 12 out of 10?? wanasaaah! =D
no i haven't tried it.. i'll do a quick search about it.. thaaanx =)

la u don't taste the pineapple.. it mostly tastes of bananas..

heheh mashkoora jouja! =D

charmbracelet n
oh ashwa it's not something serious =)

Princess Famme said...

i love cooking with friends, wana share with me next time

Anonymous said...

it looks sooo good though!... plus how can u give up you've still got me to inspire!

Big Pearls said...

still looks good!

A Journal Entry said...

princess femme
that must be fun!
yeah y not?! ;p

purely orchid
ur right .. how did i forget that?!

big pearls
yeah it does look good!

eshda3wa said...

3ad it looks really good!!

unreachable said...

woooow it is amazing dish :)
tslm elayaadi :)

jooj said...

still looks yummy though!
teslam eedich :P

MeeMzZ said...

it looks really nice but the question is does it taste nice?!;p

A Journal Entry said...

yeah.. looks can be deceiving;p

allah esalmich thaanx =)

hehe yeah i guess it does! ;p
allah esalmich thaanx..

ya3ni not bad.. oo not that good.. bs ya3ni i wouldn't bake it again..

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

well i dont care what it tasted like, it looked yummyyyyyy!! =D

Ruby Woo said...

I tried the carrot cake I tried it!!! and ana maku thiqa so when I tried it, I felt it tasted good so I asked the others. My sister says it's perfect, moist and with the right amount of frosting etc.. 3ala golat`ha it's very light.

I have a few questions:

1) My frosting wasn't thick at all so I had to make it really light o I didn't do the filling inside so I cooked it as a whole o thbi6at ashwa. So how was yours?

2) I thought that I should've added more carrots cuz mabayanaw. What did u do?

nyxxie said...

if it tasted ok then keep trying it you'll get it right soon! i love pineapple! <3

A Journal Entry said...

i agree with u!! ;p

ruby woo
zaaaaain ashwaaa =D
mine il frosting was not that thick.. but when u put il bil fridge for about an hour or so yamsik.. chn ga9aitay il kaika nil nu9 oo 7a6aitay frosting da5ilha??

oo the carrots i used the cheese garter 3arafteeha?? oo 3ugub ma bishartah 9'3ar i measured it.. entay shloon gistay kameeyat il carrot?

yeah the problem is that i give up easily =/

Anonymous said...

it looks delicious... i'm sure it tastes good too!

Hottie said...

It looks and sounds DELICIOUS! Maybe you should have added melted butter to the mixture too so it would be more moist. (or maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, lol, I've watched too many Paula episodes on the food channel!)

A Journal Entry said...

when it comes to looks, yeah it does!

hehehe.. i really don't know what to do to make it moister!

i don't know how to improve a recipe.. i only follow the steps!!

Ruby Woo said...

I just grated the carrots and measured them with the food scale thingy untill 6ala3li 300 grams!!

my sister told me not to add the frosting inside so i decided to go with her khibra ;p

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