Regional pie v cake: avocado pie, hummingbird cake

Last year in our search for regional desserts, we discovered orange slice cake, one of the oddest–I mean, most unique–concepts I’ve heard of. Read about it here: http://bit.ly/awXf8E

On that note, a couple noteworthy regional sweets were featured in the new issue of “Food Network” magazine.

Avocado pie is a California thing, a different take on key lime pie (and if you get a store-bought graham crust, it’s a no-cook recipe!). This is suppposed to be a bit more cheesecake-like than your typical key lime pie. Sounds like a good picnic food. (Click on photo for recipe.)

Hummingbird cake is a southern confection–looking at the recipe, it sounds like a cross between carrot/spice/banana cake. I may be trying this one in the near future. (Click on photo for recipe.)

1 Response to “Regional pie v cake: avocado pie, hummingbird cake”

  1. 1 Elle
    May 7, 2010 at 5:53 am

    I prefer cakes in all forms. I think you can get more flavors into a cake-more of a combination of flavors, that is. Maybe it’s possible with a pie, but for me, a good pie must have fruit, and there are only some fruits that do well in pies(in baking-unless it’s a cold pie).
    One of my favorite cakes: http://www.xomba.com/winter_cake_recipe

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