Hummingbird Cake

Sandy Young

By
@CerrillosSandy

You must get up very early to catch these little critters! Not really. Wish I knew why this delicious cake has this very strange name. My recipe comes from, once again, a friend in Pensacola. We were in Delta Kappa Gamma (known as The Snooty Teachers' Club, according to our children, Wendy and Jay) together, and I also taught her children back in the Dark Ages at Woodham. Mim gave the recipe to me, with the subtitle "A rich, delicious one-bowl cake." It is very easy to make and scrumptious to eat!

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My recipe--2 layers


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Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

3
eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c
vegetable oil
3 c
sifted all-purpose flour
2 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1
8-oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 c
cubed bananas
2 c
chopped pecans or walnuts

FROSTING

1
8-oz. cream cheese, softened
1
1 pound box confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/3 stick
butter, softened
2 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
DO NOT USE AN ELECTRIC MIXER, EXCEPT FOR THE EGGS IF YOU'D LIKE. DO ALL MIXING WITH A WOODEN SPOON JUST ENOUGH TO MOISTEN DRY INGREDIENTS AND BLEND IN FRUIT.
2
Beat eggs, and add oil.
3
Mix together the dry ingredients, and add to the egg/oil mixture.
4
Then add vanilla, pineapple, bananas, and nuts.
5
Pour into two greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 for 30 to 45 minutes. The cake will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan slightly when it is done.
6
SANDY'S NOTE: I have had trouble with the bottoms of the cake pans sticking to cake; therefore, after I grease and flour the pans, I cover the bottoms of the pans with wax paper. Works like a charm!
7
Frosting: Beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, butter, and vanilla together until smooth. This should be enough to generously frost tops and sides of a two-layer cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes