Hummingbird Cake

Anita Hoffman


Easy to make, moist and flavorful Southern cake with pecans, pineapple and bananas. This makes a big cake, so it's good for birthdays, pot lucks etc.
Frost with a cream cheese frosting.
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★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
30 Min


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  • 3 c
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/4 c
  • 1-1/2 tsp
  • 1 can(s)
    (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 2 c
    chopped firm ripe bananas

  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    butter, at room temperature
  • 2 lb
    powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 - 1 c
    chopped pecans

How to Make Hummingbird Cake


  1. Sift dry ingredients together. Add eggs and oil to the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until moistened.
    Stir in vanilla, pineapple and 1 cup pecans. Stir in bananas.
  2. Spoon the batter into 3 greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
    Cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn onto cooling rack.
    Cool completely before frosting.
  3. Cream Cheese Frosting: Combine cream cheese and butter; cream until smooth.
    Add powdered sugar, beating with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
    Stir in vanilla.
  4. Frost and sprinkle the top evenly with the pecans.

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About Hummingbird Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern

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