Gluten- Free Hummingbird Bundt Cake

Gluten Free Humingbird Cake (640x477)

A Hummingbird Cake is usually a three layer cake with frosting between each layer, the top and sides. I will admit to being motivated in large part by laziness when I adapted this Traditional Hummingbird Cake recipe to make it a Bundt cake. However, in the process I also made it a little less decadent. I replaced half of the oil with applesauce and since applesauce is sweet, I cut the sugar in half as well. It is just topped with frosting, so I only used a third as much frosting as I would if I were making a cake. If you wanted to reduce the sugar even more, you could dust the top with powdered sugar in place of the frosting and chopped pecans.

You can find my Gluten-Free Hummingbird Bundt Cake Recipe at Gluten-Free Flavor Full.



  1. Linda says

    My mom has made hummingbird cake for years. Hers is never a three layer cake, though, so that was new to me. I think she usually makes it in a rectangular pan. Anyway, I have thought many times that I should try making a gluten-free version, but just never have. Your modifications sound like good ones. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. gfe--gluten free easily says

    Alea, that's gorgeous! I can just imagine how divine it tastes. I'd be as happy as a hummingbird eating it for sure. ūüėČ Oh, and around here, it's made as a three-layer cake, too. I far prefer your Bundt version though. I just got a stoneware Bundt pan from Pampered Chef, but haven't tried it yet. Hmmm.


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