Irresistible Dessert Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

It’s been a long time since we posted our last dessert recipe so today we wanted to share an old family favorite, Hummingbird Cake. This three layer treat makes a beautiful bridal shower dessert, birthday cake, or because-I-can cake… which happens to be our favorite kind! (wink)

Passanante’s Home Food Service is best known for our food delivery service and passion for hormone-free high quality meats and organic veggies, but you may not know that we’re equally as passionate about celebrating life’s moments with friends and family. We hope you will find an opportunity to enjoy this delicious cake in the company of all of your favorite people sooner rather than later.

Hummingbird Cake

What you’ll need for the cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups chopped bananas

What you’ll need for the cream cheese frosting:

  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (16oz) package powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

How to prepare cream cheese frosting:

  1. Combine cream cheese and butter, beating until smooth.
  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.

How to prepare Hummingbird Cake:

  1. Combine all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not beat.
  3. Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup pecans and bananas.
  4. Spoon batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pans 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from pans and cool completely.
  8. Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
  9. Sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top. You can also combine the pecans in the actual frosting if you prefer.
  10. ENJOY!

Lots of love & happy eating,
Passanante’s Home Food Services

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Crockpot Lasagna

At Passanante’s Home Food Service we know you don’t always have time after a long day of work to prepare a homemade meal for your family – which is why we are always on the prowl for delicious crockpot recipes you can prepare the day before, or even the morning of, and serve up hot right at dinner time! This simple slow-cooker lasagna recipe is always a crowd pleaser and it couldn’t be any easier to prepare. Remember, the best part of this recipe and just about every recipe is you can order all of the groceries you need and have them delivered right to your door.

What You Need:

  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 teaspoon dried italian seasoning
  • 1 28 ounce jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 8 Lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 1 15 ounce carton of ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese (divided use)

How To:

  1. Mix uncooked ground chuck, 1 teaspoon of dried italian seasoning, spaghetti sauce and 1/3 cup of water in separate bowl
  2. Ladle meat sauce into the crock pot to cover the bottom and create the first layer
  3. Cover with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
  4. Place 4 uncooked lasagna noodles over the top
  5. Pour ricotta cheese over uncooked lasagna noodles
  6. Ladle more of the meat sauce over ricotta cheese
  7. Cover with the remaining uncooked lasagna noodles.
  8. Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or until all liquid is absorbed
  9. 15 minutes before serving cover with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese until melted
  10. Serve with warm garlic bread and ENJOY!

Feel free to customize your version by adding in other ingredients including mushrooms, garlic or even italian sausage!