Hummingbirds are pretty incredible little creatures, and I think I’d like to be reincarnated as one. First and foremost, they can fly backwards. Secondly, all they eat is nectar. Finally, I just read that their hearts can beat as many as 1260 times per minute. That’s a lot. Clearly, they have some fierce metabolism.
They’re living the good life…until they fly into a window or get snatched by a cat.
Who cares about hummingbirds, you ask? Yes, they’re fun to watch flit to and fro and they’re very pretty critters, but my favorite thing about them doesn’t really have anything to do with them–it’s the cupcakes to which they lend their name.
This interesting blend of flavors and textures makes me wonder who first decided to throw them all together. It’s a little bit tropical, perfect for spring time, and works together beautifully. The proportions are just right, and the resulting cake is so moist and so magical and so darn tasty that it makes my heart flutter to even recall my last bite. If you’ve never tried hummingbird cake, you should make it a point to do so, if for no other reason than to celebrate spring!