Hummingbird Carrot Cake
When you give carrot cake a hummingbird-inspired spin, it really takes a slice to new heights. To capture the essence of a classic Hummingbird Cake, we stirred shredded coconut and puréed pineapple into our batter and swapped butter for oil to get a rich crumb and featherweight texture. Then we coated the classic frosting with chopped pecans and topped it with a nest of candied carrots.
Shredding the carrots on the finer side of a box grater ensures that they'll blend right in with the sweetened coconut and puréed pineapple.
For clean slices of cake and frosting that stays put, make sure the cake is thoroughly chilled before cutting.