Friday, November 13, 2015

Annabel Crabb's Hummingbird-ish Cake

In a recent issue of The Australian Women's Weekly, they had a cooking section promoting Annabel Crabb's book, Special Delivery.  Annabel hosts a series on ABC TV called Kitchen Cabinet, where she goes into the homes of politicians and cooks with them while having a chat about their lives.

One of the recipes published from Annabel's book in the Weekly was her Hummingbird-ish Cake.  She has also published the recipe online here. I actually like the photo on her website rather than in the Weekly because the Weekly one is oh so perfect and overstyled with edible flowers; the one on the website is much plainer and looks like mine.

This is a really delicious cake, as you can see from an inside shot:

As well as the usual pineapple, the cake contains peaches and pumpkin seeds, which are novel additions to a Hummingbird Cake.

This cake went down a treat with the troops, and if you like this sort of cake, it is a good one to make.


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

It's so nice when your finished cake looks like the photo of the cake! Sometimes magazines take it too far with lighting and adjustments that it looks nothing like it.

Kari said...

This does sound like an interesting Hummingbird cake - also delicious!

The Caked Crusader said...

Lovely looking cake - I love any variant on a carrot cake (except the gross brussel sprout cake I made, obvs!)

2paw said...

I have tired a Hummingbird cake and it didn't turn not very well. Maybe I should try this one?? The over-styling is terrible, I can never have a cake like that without a team of assistants and a food stylist!! Yours looks properly yummy.