If you believe the Internet, the "Hummingbird Cake" came into fashion via a 1978 recipe in Southern Living magazine, and the same year it won the Favorite Cake Award at the Kentucky State Fair. I mean, isn't that like the cake Oscars or something? Apparently it's one of the magazine's most requested recipes of all time. That made it good enough in my book to attempt, and as a bundt no less.
The only problem? I didn't have over-ripe bananas; I like mushy ones for baking. So I Googled and discovered I could bake the bananas (at 300 degrees, for 30 minutes) as a cheat shortcut. It totally worked too, the bananas were super mushy and ready for mashing! I also roasted pecans that I chopped in my food processor.
I should have made the glaze a little runnier; it took two attempts to get the glaze to pour correctly, and it isn't the prettiest. But then when you add the nuts and let is drip down, it starts to get prettier, right? Mmmm... I've got to admit, this cake was delish.