Hummingbird Cupcakes

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Someone once told me that the humming bird cake got its name from the happy humming sound people make when they take their first bite. Intrigued, I knew I had to try my hand at a cupcake that holds the promise of happiness.

Yep. And with coconut, banana, chunks of pineapple and walnuts (or pecans) - what a promise kept!

Prep Time: 25 min
Baking Time: 20 min
Servings: 12

Additional Info

  • Ingredients
    125gSCS ® Unsalted Butter (softened)
    240gSunshine Plain Flour
    ½ tspBaking Soda
    ½ tspBaking Powder
    1 tspGround Cinnamon(adjust to taste)
    2 large Ripe and Speckled Bananas (mashed)
    80gCrushed Pineapple (Drained)
    50gWalnuts or Pecans (toasted and chopped)
    2/3 cup Shredded Coconut (fresh preferred)
    160gSIS Fine Grain White Sugar (adjust according to taste; depending on the sweetness of the bananas)
    ½ tspSalt
    1 tspVanilla Extract
    2 tbspCoconut Cream
    2 tbspRum
    For the frosting
    114gSCS ® Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
    340gCream Cheese
    1 tbspVanilla Extract
    156gPowdered Sugar (sifted)
  • Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 170℃.
    2. Sift and whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together.
    3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
    4. Mix in the eggs, one by one, and vanilla extract until fully combined.
    5. Fold in flour mixture, rum, banana, coconut cream and walnuts until smooth.
    6. Fill a lined cupcake tray and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.




    1. To make the cream cheese frosting, mix together all the necessary ingredients with an electric mixer, until smooth and well combined.
    2. Put the frosting in a piping bag with the desired tip and frost the cooled cupcakes..

Baking Tips

  • Fluffy cakes

    When making these cakes and cupcakes, the butter and sugar are always creamed together with an electric mixer until pale (almost white) and fluffy.

  • About SCS

    SCS is one of the most endeared and beloved household brands in Singapore and Malaysia.


    The velvety, rich, buttery and familiar taste of SCS Butter has been savoured by families since 1905! SCS Butter is 100% pure creamery butter.


    SCS unwavering promise to consistently deliver only the best product quality even after a century, is the key reason why it remains the most sought after butter brand for top chefs and bakers alike not just in Singapore, but in Malaysia too.


    With the very same goodness of premium quality dairy products, consumers can also enjoy the SCS range of premium quality products such as SCS Spreadable Butter, SCS Portion Butter, SCS Cheese Slices and SCS Cream Cheese.