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Hummingbird Cake

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  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (make sure your baking powder is still fresh!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple (with juice)
  • 2 cups mashed bananas (from about 3-4 bananas)
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 pound cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 pounds sugar (confectioners’)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cointreau
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (roughly, for topping, optional, toasted)
  • edible flowers (for garnish, optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium17% DV410mg
    Fat80% DV52g
    Protein16% DV8g
    Carbs42% DV125g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories980Calories from Fat470
    Total Fat52g80%
    Saturated Fat17g85%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat470
    Total Carbohydrate125g42%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Aimee Says No a year ago
    Moist and rich but not excessively so. Took it to work to treat my workmates and immediately had requests to bring it again.
    Sarah Yagmich 2 years ago
    Fantastic! Made it for my Aunt’s birthday, everyone loved it 👌🏻
    Kristina Harp 2 years ago
    its a good cake ,a bit on the rich side though.
    sarah d 3 years ago
    Awesome. I don’t even like pineapples but this tastes delicious
    Nicole H. 3 years ago
    I consider myself a novice baker and this turned out amazing. I only made 2 layers (I don't have 3 9" cake pans) and it worked, but I found the edges to be a little over done. I don't think anyone else noticed, but something to watch for. With the two layers, I had a LOT of frosting left over, so I would half it. I did make substitutions in the frosting. I used a vanilla bean rather than extract, and used coconut water rather than cointreau and replace the liquid from the extract.
    Victoria LePod 3 years ago
    Fragrant, moist and simply delightful! Brought it to a party and everyone love it.
    alton jones 3 years ago
    The cake itself is good. The frosting recipe could be cut in half being that I had a lot left over. I used a freshly cored pineapple and puréed.
    Kimberly W. 4 years ago
    I actually made cupcakes, not a whole cake. They were great.
    Tina Ja 4 years ago
    I made cupcakes (yield 36) out of this recipie instead of a full cake and they are so yummy. Very similar to carrot cake, just a bit lighter. I made the full recipe of frosting and it was definitely too much. I found that the cupcakes do not need much frosting since it is a stronger taste than the cupcakes themselves (IMO anyway). I will definitely be making these again.
    Cynthia estrada 4 years ago
    Amazing!! Delicious and simple recipe that I used for my husband's birthday. It's the new family favorite.