Hummingbird Cake

Despite its name, no hummingbirds were harmed in the making of this cake! A Hummingbird cake is a classic Southern cake recipe with bananas and crushed pineapple, topped with a cream cheese frosting. It got rave reviews at our house from The Boy and our guests!

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs, well beaten
  • 6 ripe bananas, peeled and coarsely mashed
  • 1 – 8oz. can crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Grease three 9″ round cake pans, dust with flour. tapping out the excess – set aside.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Beat in the oil and eggs. Then add the bananas, pineapple, coconut, pecans, cinnamon, and vanilla, mixing well.
  3. Divide the batter evenly among the three cake pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, test with a toothpick. Let cakes cool in pans for about 15 minutes, then turn out and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla using an electric mixer on high speed until smooth. Turn speed down to medium low and add the sugar one cup at a time. Frost cake.
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2 Responses to Hummingbird Cake

  1. OldNFO says:

    Those are good!

  2. Tina says:

    I knew you’d be familiar with this cake!

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