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Hummingbird Coffee Cake

This Hummingbird Coffee Cake is the perfect excuse to have cake for breakfast! It is tender, moist, and delicious. Loaded with flavor and perfect to serve with a cup of coffee.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee cake, hummingbird coffee cake
Servings: 9
Calories: 442kcal


  • Browned Butter:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • Streusel Topping:
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • Cake:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Glaze Topping:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoons milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and lightly dust with flour. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt ½ cup butter until it turns medium-brown in color and has a nutty aroma.
  • Remove from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together ⅓ cup all-purpose flour, ¼ cup brown sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Mix in the 3 ½ tablespoons softened butter until the mixture is crumbly and stir in the ½ cup pecans. Set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix together the 2 large eggs, 1 large banana, ½ cup crushed pineapple, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until combined. Add in the ½ cup browned butter and continue mixing until combined.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, ¾ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¾ teaspoon salt, ¾ teaspoon baking powder, and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and continue mixing on low speed until combined.
  • Sprinkle with half the streusel mixture at the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
  • Top with ½ of the cake mixture and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle with the other half of the streusel mixture and top evenly with the rest of the cake mixture.
  • Place in the oven at 350 degrees F. and bake 40 to 45 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and all to cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 10 to 15 minutes. Run a knife along the edges of the cake and remove from the pan.
  • Make the glaze in a small bowl, whisk together the ½ cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons sour cream, and 1 ½ teaspoons milk until smooth. Drizzle evenly over the top of the cake while still warm.


*Recipe adapted from Bake from Scratch 


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 549IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg