Three desserts that start with H are haupia, honey bun cake and hummingbird cake. However, there are many other desserts like hazelnut torte and honey cake that also start with this letter. Haupia is a traditional Hawaiian dessert that is served at luaus.
Haupia is a coconut cream custard made from coconut milk, sugar water and cornstarch. These ingredients are placed in a saucepan and cooked until it thickens up. After pouring the custard in a square pan, it is cooled and cut into 1-inch squares.
Hummingbird cake is a Southern layer cake that contains crushed pineapple, bananas and coconut. It is frosted with cream cheese frosting and garnished with pecans. It became popular in 1978 after a recipe for this moist dessert appeared in the magazine called Southern Living. The recipe is attributed to Mrs.L.H. Wiggins. However, the origin of this dessert's name is not known.
The recipe for honey bun cake can be made using a yellow cake mix. The cake contains a layer of brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans and topped with a sugar glaze. Although the recipe title contains the word honey, the original recipe did not contain any honey. Honey cake is another popular dessert. This cake does contain honey and brown sugar.