Hummingbird cake ~ oh my, it's a sweet one. A moist, dense, unique in flavor sweet one. There are any number of recipes on the web to find, as there is with the frosting that covers the cake - cream cheese frosting. I don't care for cream cheese frosting to be super sweet. Some recipes taste more like sugar than cream cheese. I'm jotting down one of my favorites. I'm a baker. I have more than one favorite sometimes. I reserve the right to be fickle, forget, dismiss, rave about any current recipe I use.
This is a very soft frosting, which will pipe very softly. I would not recommend it for frosting a layer cake.
Cream cheese frosting ~
1 lb. cream cheese, at room temperature
3 oz. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
5 1/4 cups powdered sugar, lightly spooned into the cup
- Beat butter with the paddle attachment.
- Add cream cheese a couple tablespoonfuls at a time until incorporated
- Add vanilla
- Add powdered sugar one cup at a time