Hummingbird Cupcakes

Is it warm and sunny enough to be deemed Spring where you are yet? We’re still working on it here on the Eastern Shore – but I’m confident it will be in full bloom before too long. We’ve had daffodils coming up for a couple weeks now, which is always a sure sign. I’m glad I went and picked them all (at my house, as well as my Aunt’s beach home), because after we got snow on Monday – the ones I left behind outside were looking pretty frail and beaten-down come Tuesday.

I’ll also have to get my hummingbird feeder out soon, as the males like to come early to “check out the scene”. While they enjoy the food (simple syrup – they are easy to please!) in the feeder, they adore the Mimosa tree in our backyard even more. I love to sit out there in the warmer months with a glass of iced tea, and just watch them flitter and flutter around, doing their noble work, while the boys play outside.

So, about these cupcakes – so incredibly good. A boatload of tropical fruits are added to the batter, which adds an incredible level of moistness. Jon & I both agreed that they were reminiscent of carrot cake – but fruitier. I topped it off with a coconut cream cheese frosting, the slight tang from the frosting was just perfect against the sweet, fruity cake.

I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend. We’re going to be dying eggs, hunting eggs down, and eating alot of ham for days to come. These cupcakes would be just perfect on your Easter table, and the dried pineapple flowers – though a little time consuming, are super-easy and make such an impressive garnish. I don’t think a hummingbird himself could resist!


  1. Posted March 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM | Permalink

    These are so pretty, I love the pineapple flower garnish!

  2. Posted March 30, 2013 at 12:07 PM | Permalink

    I have yet to make or eat Hummingbird cupcakes, but they’ve sounded fabulous to me for a while now. I gotta get to it! Yours look beautiful – I love the pineapple flower!

  3. Posted March 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM | Permalink

    I keep meaning to make these cupcakes every spring and then I completely forget so thanks for the reminder! The pineapple flowers are my favorite, so gorgeous!

  4. Colleen
    Posted March 30, 2013 at 10:21 PM | Permalink

    Omg, I missed this yesterday, they are beautiful! And they sound light and perfect, nicely done Mrs. Davis ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Renita
    Posted April 4, 2013 at 1:22 AM | Permalink

    How many does this make?

  6. Posted April 13, 2013 at 9:35 PM | Permalink

    wow this is stunning…were the pineapple flowers hard to make?

    • Posted April 15, 2013 at 7:39 AM | Permalink

      EC, they were time-consuming as they took close to an hour to bake in the oven – but definitely not hard. Make them, they’re beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. SandyK
    Posted March 30, 2014 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

    Theses are so yummy! Made them yesterday and while my pineapple flower journey was blocked, the frosting for theses babies was (outside of anything chocolate) the best I have ever tasted. Wish my grammas were still around to taste. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Jen
    Posted September 15, 2017 at 1:44 PM | Permalink

    Can I omit the banana?

    • Posted September 20, 2017 at 5:44 PM | Permalink

      I don’t think so, it’s kind of a key component to the flavor of the cupcakes.

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