The one thing we do know about this cake is that it was first printed in Southern Living Magazine in 1978 and eventually became the most popular and requested recipe in the magazine’s history. What we don’t know about Hummingbird Cake, is how it got its name. This moist, 3-layer slice of heaven was created and submitted to Southern Living by Mrs. L.H Wiggins of Greensboro, North Carolina forty one years ago. Over the years, information about Mrs. Wiggins was lost, but a recent post on line from Southern Living revealed this:
“Stay tuned, because in the coming weeks, you’ll more about cracking the case of the Hummingbird Cake in a new Southern Living podcast—including exclusive interviews with Mrs. Wiggins’ family and Southern Living food editors throughout the decades.”
So maybe we will find out about the cakes’ origin and its name. Once you make it, you’ll find out why it’s been a time-tested and beloved recipe for dessert lovers for decades!
The PSL started as a LTO but because of people’s FOMO, AFAIK, it’s our top #fallobsession. (No need to grab the Urban Dictionary. What I’m telling you is that the Pumpkin Spiced Latte started as a Limited Time Offer but because of people’s Fear Of Missing Out, As Far As I Know, it’s the thing we obsess over every Fall!) So this year, I’m all in. I have a delicious pumpkin spiced latte recipe for you, a perfect Pupkin Latte for your pooch, and I’ve even included a tasty Pumpkin Pie Milkshake for the kids!
A note about the ingredients for your pup! Because dogs don’t digest dairy very well, my recipe lists coconut milk which is ok for dogs. In fact the American Kennel Club says that coconut milk can strengthen their immune system by fighting off viruses and can also help with bad breath and clearing up skin conditions like hot spots, flea allergies, and itchy skin. Also, the fiber in canned pumpkin has proven to benefit dogs’ digestive tracts. But! All things in moderation. So small servings are best! As for you and your pumpkin spiced latte and milkshakes–go ahead and sip, savor, slurp and obsess over PSE–Pumpkin Spiced Everything! We can’t seem to live without it.