Hummingbird Cake

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tammy chastain

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@tammycha

I just love this cake recipe. I make it for Easter and Mother's Day. My family loves it as well. It is simple, easy and your family and friends will love it also.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This hummingbird cake uses a cake mix as its base so it's easy for a baker of any level to prepare. Hummingbird cakes are typically a layered cake, and we love how this is a sheet cake version. It has wonderful flavors of pineapple and banana with notes of cinnamon throughout. Crunchy pecans and a creamy cream cheese frosting are a nice contrast. It's an easy and delicious semi-homemade cake that is perfect for springtime.

Note: If you want to bake this in a 9x13 pan, cut the recipe in half or use two baking pans. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 4 votes

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 box
    Duncan Hines yellow cake mixes
  • 6
    eggs
  • ·
    water for mixing cake mixes, go by directions on boxes
  • ·
    use melted butter for cake mixes instead of oil, for amount go by directions on box
  • 1 can(s)
    crushed pineapple, 20 oz., drained
  • 3
    bananas, cut and smashed
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 dash(es)
    salt
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese softened, 8 oz.
  • 1 pkg
    confectioners' sugar, 16 oz.
  • 1 stick
    salted butter, softened
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Hummingbird Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oven to 350 and grease a large square cake pan (like 12x18). If you do not have a 12x18 pan, a 9x13 will work. Just cut all the ingredients in half.
  2. First, mix cake mixes according to directions on the boxes except use melted butter in place of oil. Also, add vanilla extract.
  3. Next add pineapple, smashed bananas, cinnamon, salt, and pecans.
  4. Mix all this together well.
  5. Pour into pan and cook for 25 to 30 min or until toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. Let cool and ice with cream cheese frosting.
  6. For frosting, add cream cheese to mixing bowl. Add butter, confectioners sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.
  7. Add milk, a little a the time, to get the consistency you want it to be.
  8. Then frost cake after it cools and enjoy.

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About Hummingbird Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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