My take on a Hummingbird Cake

My Take On A Hummingbird Cake Recipe

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Janice (Jan) Barlow


I love making hummingbird cakes and this recipe intrigued me when I saw it. I added extra ingredients and spices (I think the cinnamon, allspice, and cocoanut were the key) and everyone agreed this recipe was a "keeper"


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15 or more depending on size of slices
30 Min
1 Hr


  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    canola or vegetable oil
  • 3
  • 8 oz
    can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 c
    mashed banana
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 c

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 lb
    butter, softened
  • 1 lb
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp

How to Make My take on a Hummingbird Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour either 2- 9" cake pans or a bundt pan.Get out all your ingredients so you know you have everything you need.
  2. Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice (.If preferred, you can sift these ingredients, but I just stirred it together) Set aside
  3. In very large bowl combine oil, eggs, pineapple, cocoanut, bananas and walnuts. Mix by hand and then add the flour mix--mix thoroughly. I used a whisk to make sure it all got blended
  4. Pour into prepared pan(s) and bake at 350 until cake tests done (toothpick comes out clean). Cakes take 1 hr; I used a bundt pan and started checking at 45 minutes--and continued to add time until done-about 55 minutes but that depends on your oven. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes in pan, then remove and put on a rack to cool
  5. FROSTING; Combine cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth, using hand mixer if needed. Spread frosting onto bundt cake.(NOTE: If using 9" layer pans, put a glob of frosting on the serving plate, then the 1st layer (this keeps cake from sliding-trust me on this one!). Frost bottom layer, then sides, then top. Sprinkle with more walnuts if desired

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About My take on a Hummingbird Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtag: #contains nuts

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