HUMMINGBIRD CAKE

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This old fashioned hummingbird cake is so good. It never lasts long at my house. I read somewhere it is called hummingbird cake because it is so sweet the hummingbirds will eat it! Hummingbird cake will quickly become one of your favorite cakes.  This recipe is definitely a classic.

Hummingbird Cake Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups oil (I used Canola)

1 (8 ounce can) crushed pineapple, undrained

2 cups bananas, mashed or about 3 large bananas

1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped

Combine flour, sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon.  Mix together with whisk.  Add eggs, vanilla extract, oil, pineapple, bananas and pecans and mix with a spoon until all ingredients are wet.  Spray 3 (9 inch) round cake pans or a 9 x 13 inch pan.  Add batter and bake in preheated 350 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes until cake is done in center.  Frost with cream cheese frosting.  Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

1 stick butter or margarine or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons

2 cups confectionery sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Whip all frosting ingredients together with mixer until smooth and of spreading consistency.

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Hummingbird Cake

This is an old fashioned recipe and a wonderful cake.
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hummingbird Cake
Servings: 1 cake
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups oil I used Canola
  • 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 cups bananas mashed or about 3 large bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans chopped

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter or margarine or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons
  • 2 cups confectionery sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  • Combine flour, sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon. Mix together with whisk. Add eggs, vanilla extract, oil, pineapple, bananas and pecans and mix with a spoon until all ingredients are wet.
  • Spray 3 (9 inch) round cake pans or a 9 x 13 inch pan. Add batter and bake in preheated 350 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes until cake is done in center.
  • Frost with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting Directions

  • Whip all frosting ingredients together with mixer until smooth and of spreading consistency.
 Don’t Forget to Pin Hummingbird Cake!
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