Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

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Pat Campbell


Years ago I worked at Fabricut. It was a place where there were curtains, drapes and bedspreads sewn. Sears, J. C. Penny's and others bought the items.To make a long story shorter, once a week all the ladies would bring a pre-determined dish for lunch. This cake was served at luncheon. It was called Dr. Birds cake. Had to have the recipe, and so happy I did. It has been a family favorite for years.
A not a lot of work recipe, but is very good and very moist.


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
35 Min


  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1
    tsp baking soda
  • 1/2
    tsp salt
  • 2 c
  • 1
    tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3
    large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4
    cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2
    tsp vanilla
  • 1
    8 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 3/4
    cup ripe mashed bananas
  • 1
    cup fine chopped pecans or your choice walnuts

How to Make Hummingbird Cake


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in large mixing bowl.Add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened, DO NOT BEAT.
  2. Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup fine chopped pecans or walnuts and bananas. Mix well.
    Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9 inch round cakepans.( Okay to use large oblong cake pan.) I like at least 2 layers. Delicious either way.
  3. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or till toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes, remove from pans and let cool completely on wire racks.
    1/2 cup softened butter
    8 oz softened cream cheese
    one 16 oz pkg. powdered sugar, sifted
    1 tsp vanilla
    Cream butter and cream cheese. Gradually add pow. sugar, beating till light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Makes enough for one 3 layer cake.
  5. May sprinkle favorite chopped nuts on icing, or place pecan or walnut halves on top of cake.

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About Hummingbird Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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