Southern food writers Martha Pearl Villas and her son John Villas say that the name of this cake might have been so because it is so sweet, and hummingbirds are known for their love of sugar water. But I say, it's because when you take one bite of this delicious cake, it'll make you HUM!!
Nobody else in my family loves coconut as much as me. Coconut anything... This cake is so delicious and moist and I can't stay away from it. The cream cheese icing recipe I use to frost it is the same as some posted here.
This is your basic Sour Dough bread starter to be used over and over again. Look for the sour dough bread recipe to make use of this starter.
There are two ways to make sour dough starter one without yeast where you feed the starter daily and this recipe where you just let the yeast do the work and let it sit for 3 or 4 days. Be sure that you clean the jar well before putting the saved starter back in it.
This recipe comes from a community church cookbook. It is easy and delicious. I have friends that have made this with other flavor combinations and the result has always been good thus far. The best part is since it is not "iced", we can consider it a lower-fat snacking cake. LOL!