Hummingbird Cake

1
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

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

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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

How to Make Hummingbird Cake

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.

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