Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Friday, April 30, 2010


Hearts understand in the ways the mind cannot

In a Matter of Speaking

Today is a slice of Heaven on Earth
Spending most time out in the garden or with Grandma

and visiting all the garden centers
and putting lots of Starbucks's coffee grounds in my gardens

Hummingbird feeders are full
and bird baths too

Hummingbird cake with cream cheese frosting
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple packed in juice- undrained
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 medium or 3 small size (over ripe) bananas- mashed
1/2 cup chopped pecans- toasted

preheat over to 350 degrees-

Combine first 5 ingredients, in a large bowl; add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Don’t beat. Stir in vanilla, pineapple, and bananas.

Pour batter into two greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350- for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center, comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks, right side up.

Meanwhile, prepare cream cheese frosting.

When cakes are cooled, place one layer on platter and spread top with frosting. Place second layer on top of first layer and frost cake. Sprinkle toasted pecans on top.
Before serving. I like to chill this cake for about 20 minutes, uncovered until frosting sets.
Store in fridge up to a week.

cream cheese frosting-

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese- room temperature
1 stick of butter, room temperature
3 3/4 cups of confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Place cream cheese and butter in large mixing bowl. Blend with electric mixer on low speed until combined. Add the confectioner's sugar. a little at a time. Blend with mixer for 1 minute until sugar is all incorporated. Add the vanilla . then increase the mixer speed to medium and blend until fluffy, about 1 minute.
Use frosting immediately to frost cake.
This frosting makes a lot, save the extras for more goodies.

Lovely Cake recipe from my sweet friend

Please visit her fabulous blog

I watched It's Complicted last night.
I loved her garden and her shop
and the music


At 11:26 AM, Blogger Marilyn Miller said...

Lovely post. We put the hummingbird feeder out yesterday. I am hoping they come and visit me.

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Love and hugs

At 2:31 PM, Blogger tea time and roses said...

Hello Dear Jeanne,

What a lovely post my friend. I love hummingbirds and have a hummingbird feeder right outside my window.:o) Your garden is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Enjoy a most beautiful weekend.



At 3:37 PM, Blogger Jeanne said...


At 6:29 PM, Blogger Decadent Housewife said...

I make this every Christmas. Sweet post.


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