Humming Bird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (gluten free and dairy free)

A healthy twist on a classic southern dessert. This humming bird cake is filled with banana, pineapple, and poppy seeds, and topped with a thick cream cheese icing to make a delicious, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free treat.


This humming bird cake is exceptionally moist and naturally sweet from the bananas and pineapple. Most humming bird cakes I’ve seen are loaded up with pecans or walnuts but I opted out of using nuts and instead loaded mine with poppy seeds. Like traditional humming bird cake, I finished with a sweet layer of cream cheese frosting although mine is dairy-free and refined sugar-free!


As most of my readers already know, I am obsessed with banana bread so making a humming bird cake was a no brainer for me. And can you believe this is my very first of this kind of cake? I can’t believe I waited so long to make it because it’s literally the BEST cake I’ve ever had. If you love banana bread like I do, you will not be disappointed. Check out some of my other favorite banana containing recipes below!

  • Life Changing Gluten Free Banana Bread – With this gluten free banana bread recipe, you’re only a few simple ingredients away from the best banana bread ever! It’s made using gluten free flour and sugar-free chocolate chunks for a delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free treat.

  • Healthy Banana Bread with Chia and Flax – A moist and tasty banana bread that’s made using chia seeds and flax meal! This super delicious bread makes for a perfectly healthy, gluten-free and refined sugar-free snack.

  • Healthy Coffee Cake Banana Bread – A classic banana bread taste with a rich cinnamon crumb topping makes for the ultimate healthy breakfast cake. This healthy coffee cake is made gluten-free, refined sugar-free and high in protein for a quick and easy snack.


Healthy Humming Bird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Category: Dessert, snack

Cuisine: gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free

Yield: 12

Healthy Humming Bird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Unbelievably moist gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free Humming Bird Cake topped with cream cheese frosting and finished with poppy seeds.


  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 bananas, very ripe
  • 1/4 c granulated erythritol or maple syrup
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce, room temperature
  • 1/4 c unsweetened pineapple juice, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c gluten-free baking flour
  • 1/4 c almond flour
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 8oz dairy-free cream cheese, Kite Hill
  • 1/3 c dairy-free vanilla yogurt, Kite Hill
  • 1 c confectioners Swerve
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


    For the cake
  • Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare two 6 inch round pans with non-stick spray and parchment on the bottom.
  • In a large bowl, mash the banana. Add in the eggs, applesauce, juice, coconut oil and granulated erythritol and beat using a handheld mixer until well combined.
  • Add in the remaining dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the cakes cool completely.
    For the frosting
  • In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat together the cream cheese and yogurt on high speed until fluffy. Add in the vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Set the mixer on low speed and gradually add in the powdered sweetener, until you've added all of it and it's well combined. Return to high speed and beat for 2-3 minutes until the frosting is fluffy.
  • Frost cake and sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired.


*Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator


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