Vintage southern charm in a cupcake Ya’ll! Salted Caramel Hummingbird Cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, buttery salted caramel drizzled on top, and candied pecans.
I know just six days ago I posted a recipe for Hummingbird Coffee Cake, and I was totally going to wait to post these cupcakes. You know, to let you guys breathe a little. Well, get ready. I’m going to smother you some more with my latest Hummingbird cake obsession. You can thank Southern Living circa 1978.
This post is taking much longer to write than expected. I probably should have been done an hour ago, but I’m watching a guilty pleasure on Bravo. My usual go to trash tv program is Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I’m caught up on that, so I’m on to Vanderpump Rules right now. It’s a train wreck! I. Can’t. Stop. Watching.
A gorgeous retro cake made of banana, pineapple, walnuts, a crunchy cinnamon sugar streusal, and topped with a cream cheese glaze. Make this Hummingbird Coffee Cake the perfect excuse to have cake for breakfast!
You know how I know it’s time to bake with bananas? By the colony of fruit flies that have migrated to my kitchen. They hit the mecca every week. I think they’ve finally made it into the iron age, because I swear they’re wielding swords now. I want to tell them they don’t need to fight! The bananas are coming every Thursday so they can party until I get to them. I know….Ew. Guys, I swear this Hummingbird Coffee Cake is fruit fly free.
Warm up your winter mornings with this tropical inspired Pineapple Coffee Cake with Raspberry Glaze. Moist cake full of pineapple, topped with crunchy cinnamon sugar streusal. A tart fresh raspberry glaze gives it a burst of berry flavor.
I don’t want to jinx things, but Oliver my four year old has been quite well behaved lately. It’s almost suspicious. I’m guessing it has something to do with the “rainbow” chart at his preschool. If you make good decisions (not biting or scratching. What are they, cats?) your name will get moved to the color blue or purple. You don’t want red. Red is bad. If you stay in the “good zone”, at the end of the week you get a treat. Kids have it so good don’t they? At what other time in your life do you get rewarded for not biting someone or using potty words. And they get treats! Treats people. For being good little humans.
Chewy White Chocolate Pineapple Coconut Cookie bars topped with crunchy coconut, sliced almonds, and drizzled with melted white chocolate.
I’m still on a pineapple high. From these amazing cupcakes I posted about a couple of days ago. I’m still longing for them as I type. When I sought out to make the Pineapple Dole Whip Cupcakes, I bought A LOT of crushed pineapple. I pretty much cleaned the super market out. I was worried I wouldn’t have enough in case I botched the first round. Oh, but I didn’t. They turned out perfectly delicious. So here I am with leftover cans of crushed pineapple itching to be put into another yummy dessert. I was thinking blondies, (which I still might make with pineapple for another post) but I wanted something chewy and dense. I was also thinking coconut. Coconut needs to be with pineapple. They complete each other. The almonds just weaseled their way in.
The combination was a winner.
They were so delicious I ended up eating some for breakfast. I don’t know if it was the crunchy almonds or coconut, but it tasted perfect with my morning coffee and thus my guilt was gone. The sweet and tart pineapple is baked right into the cookie bar base so you get these bursts of pineapple flavor with each bite. I sprinkled the almonds and coconut on top right before baking. The finished result was a crunchy, golden, buttery top layer.
Pineapple Dole Whip cupcakes filled with fresh pineapple curd and frosted with tart pineapple frosting. A Disney inspired tropical treat.
Have you ever had the Dole Whip Pineapple soft-serve at Disneyland or Disney World? It’s in my top ten desserts that I eat while I’m at Walt Disney World. It’s one of a kind and it’s absolutely out of this world delicious. It has a cult following it’s so amazing. You can read all about it at Disney Food Blog. They show you exactly where on Disney property you can snag the cool, refreshing pineapple dessert. Check out all their other posts while you’re there. If you’re a Disney fanatic and visit regularly, you need to follow this blog. They document nearly every restaurant and every menu item served at Disney. It’s a blog I visit regularly every week!