Sounds intriguing but please don’t get that impression that it contains any thing of a humming bird, the name itself is a mystery and till now no adequate research supports the origin of its name. It is a strange name and quite interesting to be named after a tiny bird. I found an article relating to this cake in Squidoo and there are few facts relating to the origin of the cake. Some say that people hmmm after biting a slice, so it is known as Humming bird cake! Read this if it fascinates you.
I heard this from my dear journal that occasionally post these and they refer to it as one of the classics for the great southern land. It is quite a common that one gets to see the overripe bananas starring at you and u have no choice than to blend it to a smoothie or bake a moist cake. So this is basically a banana cake with a classic twist of adding pineapple, coconut and delicately flavorings with cinnamon.
This original article in (2008) was featured in Chicago Sun Times
2017 I recently made this cake or loaf. Here is the updated picture. I have loved the way the pictures have changed but the taste of the cake remains the same.