Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Mother's Day Hummingbird Cupcakes

 I got this cute tasty recipe from the MARTHA STEWERT website, I have been searching for the perfect, different, and cute cupcake for Mother's day. This is so cute and with a dried pineapple flower on top, amazing! Here is the recipe:

The Cake: yields 24 cupcakes.

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 large)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.with rack in center.  Line cupcake pan with paper liners; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, vanilla, and sugar until combined, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating each before adding the next. Beat at medium speed until mixture is pale yellow and fluffy, about 3 minutes. In a medium bowl, stir together banana, pineapple, walnuts, and coconut. Add to egg mixture, mixing until combined. Stir in flour mixture. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about 2/3 full. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, until golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 28 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cupcakes have cooled, use a small offset spatula to frost tops of each cupcake. Decorate with dried pineapple flowers, if desired. Serve at room temperature.
    8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
    1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature 
    1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted 
      In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and vanilla until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. With mixer on medium speed, gradually add butter, beating until incorporated. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add sugar, beating until incorporated. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before using 
    2 large or 4 small pineapples, peeled 
    Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line two baking sheets with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper. Using a small melon baller, remove and discard pineapple "eyes." Using a sharp knife, cut pineapple crosswise into very thin slices. Transfer slices to baking sheets. Bake until tops look dried, about 30 minutes. Flip slices; bake until completely dried, 25 to 30 minutes more. Pinch center of each pineapple slice to shape into a cone, and let cool in a clean egg carton to form flowers. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 3 days. 
    Join HOOSIER HOMEMADE for cupcake Tuesday, check out her "Going to the movies" cupcakes, (how cute and inventive) and all the other participants and get some great ideas for Cupcakes.


  1. Martha has such cute stuff:-)

  2. Yum! Years ago I baked a Hummingbird cake, but haven't for years. I should try this!
    Thanks for joining us on Cupcake Tuesday!

  3. very pretty my mother in laws favorite color was yellow these are beautiful

  4. beautiful and i bet it tastes as good as it looks! thanks for stopping by yesterday!


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