Robbie’s Inspiration – Recipes from around the world: Hummingbird cake

This week, I am sharing a post that Bernadette from New Classic Recipe shared on her lovely blog for May is devoted to mothers. Bernadette shares lots of lovely recipes, some of which are her own and some of which are from other bloggers. If you haven’t visited New Classic Recipe blog I highly recommend it.

Thank you, Bernadette!

HUMMINGBIRD CAKE – a very special birthday cake for a very special mother

HUMMINGBIRD CAKE – a very special birthday cake for a very special mother
“A party without cake is just a meeting.” — Julia Child.

Hi there,

Continuing with honoring mothers during the month of May, it is my pleasure to introduce Robbie Cheadle and her mother, Elsie Hancy Eaton. Both mother and daughter are writers and co-authored a book called While the Bombs Fell. It is the story of Elsie’s experience living through the bombing of England during WW2.
Robbie Cheadle is a South African children’s author and poet with ten children’s books and two poetry book.

The eight Sir Chocolate children’s picture books, co-authored by Robbie and Michael Cheadle, are written in sweet, short rhymes which are easy for young children to follow and are illustrated with pictures of delicious cakes and cake decorations. Each book also includes simple recipes or biscuit art directions that children can make under adult supervision. Robbie has also published two books for older children which incorporate recipes that are relevant to the storylines.

Robbie has two adult novels in the paranormal historical and supernatural fantasy genres published under the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle. She also has short stories, in the horror and paranormal genre, and poems included in several anthologies.

Robbie writes two monthly posts for called Growing Bookworms and Treasuring Poetry and one monthly post, under the name of Roberta Eaton Cheadle, called Dark Origins: African Myths and Legends. Robbie has a blog, where she shares book reviews, recipes, author interviews, and poetry.

What follows is Robbie’s story:

My mom turned 80 three years ago. She has never had a party and so I decided to throw a party for this ‘big’ birthday. She chose a flower theme and everyone in the family helped with different aspects of the arranging. One sister sent out the party invitations and coordinated the responses, another brought the fruit punch, and my dad went with my mom to choose flowery material and made all the overlays for the tables. I hired the outside tables and chairs, organized the food, and made the birthday cake.

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36 thoughts on “Robbie’s Inspiration – Recipes from around the world: Hummingbird cake

  1. Hi Robbie, this is a beautiful story and gorgeous cake. My mom loved hummingbirds, so I’ll have to try this cake in her memory. I love the photo of you and your mom, too. ❤️

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      1. I know I would love it. It’s similar to carrot cake which is my favorite. The difference that I can see is this has bananas and a carrot cake has carrots. They both have crushed pineapple and cream cheese frosting that is delicious with a spoon. 🙂

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