Monday, July 16, 2012

Hummingbird Cake

Serves:  12 -16 servings

·         Prep/assembly time: 45 minutes

·         Baking time:  25-30 minutes

·         Cooling time: 15 mintues

Ingredients (cake):

·         3 cups flour (gluten free or regular)

·         2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

·         1 teaspoon baking soda

·         1 teaspoon salt

·         1 cup granulated sugar

·         1 cup packed light brown sugar

·         3 large eggs, room temperature

·         1 cup vegetable oil

·         2 teaspoons  vanilla extract

·         1 cup fresh pineapple, crushed (see below)

·         2 cups roasted bananas*, mashed (approximately 4 large or 6 medium-small bananas with peel left on)

·         1 cup chopped pecans

·         Parchment paper to line bottom of the cake pan

Cream Cheese Frosting:

·         1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, chilled

·         3-8 ounce packages of cream cheese, chilled

·         1 teaspoon vanilla

·         1 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted

·         1 ½ cups finely chopped pecans

It was one of the those weeks that took a lot of prayer and will power to stay calm and behave naturally! It seemed like one thing after another and by Sunday I was like: "Seriously?? Why, why, why?" *hitting forehead on desk.
Coming back to the Word brought perspective and peace though.

Matthew 9:12
But when he heard it, he said, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick."

Ephesians 2: 8-9
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

It's so good to be reminded that there is a Saviour who can heal - the past week was a good reminder of my need for Him. Humbling! There's definitely nothing I or we can do to earn His love. Good can come out of rough weeks... they bring us closer to the great physician...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

To all my faithful followers,

You may have noticed the new blog look. It was time! Thank you Becky is all I can say. Becky is my blog guru friend who re-vamped my blog. I highly recommend you check out her blog too: Its so lovely!