How To Make Dr. Bird Cake at Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Do you know who is the smallest bird on this planet? Yes, it is Hummingbird and most of the people in Jamaica refer to Hummingbird as “Doctors Bird” and today I will share Dr. Bird Cake Recipe with you people over here.

When I was a kid, I went to a bird’s zoo with my grandparents and when my grandmother told me that the hummingbird is the smallest bird on this planet. It was looking so cute that I started crying over there because I wanted to have that bird.

After my grandmother realized that I liked the hummingbird so much, she made Dr. Bird Cake for me and she told me that in Jamaica people call hummingbird cake. So I ate that cake and found it so delicious.

If I talk about today, I miss my grandmother. One day, I was searching regarding this cake on the internet and I got to know why we call this cake as Dr. Bird Cake. Dr. Bird Cake was invented in Jamaica and the national bird of Jamaica is the Humming Bird.

Today, I was making Dr. Bird Cake for my kids and I thought to share Dr. Bird Cake Recipe with you people. But first, you have to gather all the ingredients require to make Dr. Bird Cake Recipe at home.

Ingredients For Dr. Bird Cake

IngredientsAmount
Flour3 Cups
Baking Soda1 tsp
Cinnamon1 tsp
Salt1 tsp
Sugar2 Cups
Vegetable Oil1 1/2 Cups
Crushed Pineapple8 ounces
Vanilla2 tsp
Eggs3
Bananas2

For Icing

IngredientsAmount
Melted Butter1/2 Cups
Powdered Sugar2 1/2 Cups
Milk5 tbsp

I thought Dr. Bird Cake will take to prepare, but I was wrong. So let’s see how much time it is required to make this Dr. Bird Cake at home.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
30 Mins1 Hour 20 Mins1 Hour 50 Mins

Now you know the ingredients and the exact timings to make this cake. So now, let’s check out the directions to make this Dr. Bird Cake.

Dr. Bird Cake Recipe

Dr. Bird Cake Recipe
  1. At 350°, preheat the oven.
  2. On baking pan spray, cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and sugar to whisk in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a mixer add oil, pineapple, vanilla, whisked eggs, and diced bananas. Combine until becoming smoothie.
  5. In a baking pan, pour the batter and bake for at least 50 minutes.

For Icing

  1. In a bowl, add sugar, melted butter, and milk to combine. Combine until there is no crumb.
  2. Pour the mixture over the baked cake and serve.

Finally, Dr. Bird cake is ready. Try this bird cake at your home and everyone will love it.

Nutritional Facts Of Dr. Bird Cake

As we all know cakes are not that healthy for us and now the question is How Much Healthy Dr. Bird Cake is? I will clear this doubt from the nutritional breakdown I’ve mentioned below.

Calories350
Protein4g
Carbohydrates52g
Fats15g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium238mg 

How To Make Dr. Bird Cake at Home | Video

Watching things live will create an impact on your mind and makes your task much easier. So, I have added a recipe video of this cake below.

Video By Kina Shuford

I hope this video will help you while making this Dr. Bird Cake at home Now, it’s your turn to try this recipe at your home and don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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