Hummingbird Cake

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Anita Hoffman

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@scent4U

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.
Photo adapted from Food.com.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
16
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

FROSTING

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

How to Make Hummingbird Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Sift 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.
  • 2Spoon 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.
  • 3Cream 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.
  • 4Frost 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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