slice of Hummingbird Cake on blue plate
4.63 from 8 votes
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Hummingbird Cake

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Kathleen
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Hummingbird cake is a perfect marriage of fruit, tropical flavors and nuts. It’s light and delectable, with a fantastic cream cheese icing!
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  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Cups Ripe Bananas Mashed
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 8 Ounce Can Crushed Pineapple Undrained
  • 3 Large Eggs Beaten
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Pecans Chopped
  • 2 8 Ounce Boxes Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • 4 Cups 32 Ounces Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Pecans Chopped

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of 3-9 inch round cake pans with parchment paper. Grease and flour pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the first 6 ingredients. Add the bananas, oil, pineapple, eggs, vanilla and pecans and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto wire rack and cool completely, about 1 hour.
  1. In a medium mixing bowl , using an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating on low speed, until combined. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
  1. Place the first layer of cake on a serving plate. Evenly spread one forth of the frosting over top. Repeat with remaining layers. Spread the remaining frosting over the sides of the cake.
  2. Press 2 cups chopped Pecans onto the sides of the cake. Refrigerate overnight.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 796, Fat: 50g, Saturated Fat: 25g, Cholesterol: 92mg, Sodium: 419mg, Potassium: 263mg, Carbohydrates: 83g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 59g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 810%, Vitamin C: 2.6%, Calcium: 57%, Iron: 2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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