Sunday, February 12, 2012

Allergy free hummingbird cake with cream cheese icing recipe

A heavy but delicious cake.

  • Melted Nuttlex, to grease
  • 1 fresh pineapple (or 1 x 440g can crushed pineapple in juice)
  • 1 cup mashed overripe banana
  • 1/4 cup fresh passionfruit pulp
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Orgran No Egg (egg replacer) lightly whisked with 60 mls water
  • 150g Nuttlex, melted
  • 1 3/4 cups Orgran self-raising flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

Creamy Goat’s Cheese Icing
  • 1 x 250g packet unsalted goat’s cheese (I used Meredith Dairy Chevre Fresh goat’s Cheese)
  • 60g Nuttlex
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tbs pineapple juice

  • Preheat oven to 170°C. 
  • Brush a round 22cm cake pan with melted Nuttlex to lightly grease.
  • Line the base with non-stick baking paper.
  • If working from whole pineapple then peel, cut, crush, juice and measure.
  • Otherwise, drain the pineapple and reserving 1 tablespoon of juice.
  • Combine the pineapple, banana, passionfruit pulp, sugar and Orgran No Egg in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the melted Nuttlex.
  • Add the flour and cinnamon.
  • Stir until just combined.
  • Spoon into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean.
  • Set aside in the pan for 5 minutes to cool.
  • Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Creamy Goat’s Cheese Icing
  • Use an electric beater to beat the goat’s cheese, butter, icing sugar and reserved pineapple juice in a bowl until smooth.
  • Spread over the top of the cake when the cake is cold.
  • Cut into slices to serve or put immediately in the fridge.

  • You'll need 2 large bananas and about 3 small passionfruit for this recipe.
  • This is a heavy cake and so will appear like most fruit cakes when baked.


  1. Replies
    1. Speaking of which, I might go have some. I'll try and find something just plain healthy to go with it. This one is pretty healthy though, I think. Minus the sugar that is. :)

    2. Scottish leaf tea, little slices of hummingbird cake and a side of rhubarb. It is all very high tea at home.