Hummingbird Cake-In-A-Bowl

Hummingbird Cake seemed like a natural for Spring. I will be featuring it in some upcoming classes with this smaller version that is great for baking right in the silicone mixing bowl. Plain yogurt or sour cream make it moist with minimal oil. It also bakes well in an 8-inch round or an 8 or 9x4-inch loaf pan. And, these recipes are also great for the Texas-sized muffin cups so you have extras to freeze for another day.  


1/2 cup chopped pecans 
1 teaspoon butter 
1 ripe banana (medium sized, about 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup crushed pineapple with juice (1/3 of an 8-oz. can) 
1 egg 
1/4 cup cooking oil 
1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt 

1. Combine pecans and butter in silicone bowl or measure. MICROWAVE (high) 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring twice. Preheat microwave-convection oven to 350 degrees.

2. In 1 or 1 1/2-quart silicone bowl, stir together banana, pineapple, egg, oil, yogurt and vanilla. Mix well. Add remaining ingredients; stir until blended. Stir in toasted pecans (save a few for garnish).   

3. COMBO-ROAST/BAKE with 10% microwave and 350 degrees for 20 to 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool. Invert onto serving plate. If desired, frost with cream cheese frosting; garnish with remaining toasted pecans. 

About 8 Servings

TIPS  >Cake can be baked in 8-inch round silicone pan or in a loaf pan. Reduce time to 18 to 20 minutes. Or, spoon batter into 6 Texas-sized silicone muffin cups and bake 15 to 17 minutes. 

>Cake freezes well, either frosted or unfrosted. 

>Use a high-heat silicone bowl when planning to bake cake in bowl. If baking in another pan, cake can be mixed in any mixing bowl. Grease and flour baking pan if not silicone. 


1. MICROWAVE (100%) 1 oz. cream cheese and 1 tablespoon butter in small bowl 15 to20 seconds or until softened.

2. Blend in 1 cup powdered sugar. Stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread on cake.  





From my Kitchen..

—I recently prepared a double recipe of the Crustless Quiche recipe in the 9inch square pan. Even with the turntable turned off, it cooked nicely on the Low-Mix combination, rotating the dish once. The Egg Bake, cut nicely with the narrow silicone spatula and removed from the dish easily with the wide spatula. A 13x9-inch pan of caramel rolls were prepared in the deep 10.5-inch silicone pan and it baked perfectly on the convection setting. Most things that cook in a 13x9-inch pan can be cooked in the deep round silicone pan and then it turns freely in the ovens with turntables.

—At a recent class, several participants were getting together one evening for dinner and they were each making something from one of the microwave-convection cook books that they had just purchased. I was not there long enough to hear about their results, but thought what a good way to learn together and share cooking experiences.Soups and casseroles are great for winter dining. Make extras and freeze in meal-sized quantities for enjoying at another meal. 


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