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Recipe of the month

Recipe of the month

Hummingbird Cake 

Mouth-watering Hummingbird cake topped with a lemon cream cheese frosting and crunchy walnuts!

The lovely Shona has been baking her amazing cakes for the Midday Movers at the end of every month and they are absolutely loving it! Our Midday Movers is a fitness class specifically designed for people with physical limitations such as injury, fitness level, and age.

Hype promotes a strong sense of community and we strongly believe in the importance of social connection, especially for the seniors. We offer complimentary tea and coffee after every class to provide the members a chance to get to know each other and create friendships.

The Midday Movers thoroughly enjoyed this month’s amazing cake, and it has got them guessing for what the next cake may be!


For this delicious recipe, see below

1 3/4 cups plain flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3/4 cup caster sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

1 cup mashed banana

1 cup crushed pineapple

3/4 cup apple sauce

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


60g (1/4 cup) butter

1 1/4 cup cream cheese

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup icing sugar

Zest of 1 lemon plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice



1. Preheat oven to 180c/160c fan-forced. Grease and line an 8 inch round pan with baking paper.

2. In a large bowl, place flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, caster sugar and brown sugar. Add walnuts, stir to combine.

3. Mash bananas well with a fork and measure out 1 cup. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients, add crushed pineapple and mashed banana. Add apple sauce, eggs, and vanilla.

4. Gently fold ingredients together until combined. Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for approx 55-60 mins or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

5. Transfer cake to a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.

6. To make cream cheese frosting, add butter and cream cheese to a large mixing bowl. Beat for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and icing sugar and beat until smooth.

Bianca Manes

Social Media Director