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

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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Ingredients

CAKES:
  • 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
FROSTING:
  • 2 8 Ounce Boxes Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • 4 Cups 32 Ounces Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
GARNISH:
  • 2 Cups Pecans Chopped

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Instructions

CAKE
  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.
MAKE THE FROSTING:
  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.
ASSEMBLY:
  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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