Hummingbird Cake

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A moist and delicious cake!

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20 Min
40 Min


3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped ripe bananas
1 (8 ounce) can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup canola oil or extra light olive oil
3 eggs, beaten
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
1 cup of finely chopped pecans
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 pound of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans, optional


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Grease and flour two 8 or 9 inch round pans. You may also use a 13x9 inch pan. Set aside.
3In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
4In another large mixing bowl, mix or whisk the oil, eggs, vanilla, pineapple, and bananas, Do not use a electric mixer.
5Pour into the dry mixture and mix together with a large spatula or wooden spoon until flour mixture disappears. Do not beat.
6Fold in pecans; spread evenly into pans.
7Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted in middle of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing the cakes from the pan onto a rack to cool completely.
8To Make Icing:
9In a medium mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and butter and beat well.
10Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat on low speed until powdered sugar is combined. Mix at medium speed until smooth and creamy.
11Spread icing between layers of cake and then ice sides and top. You can sprinkle chopped pecans on the top of the cake, or the sides, or leave it plain.

About Hummingbird Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American