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Recipe introHummingbird cake is a delightful and moist tropical dessert that originated in the southern United States. This indulgent cake is made with a combination of ripe bananas, crushed pineapple, and chopped pecans, creating a unique and flavorful treat. The cake is typically layered with cream cheese frosting, adding a tangy and creamy element to the sweetness. With its rich and fruity flavors, Hummingbird cake is perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to family gatherings.
Keywords: Hummingbird cake, tropical dessert, ripe bananas, cream cheese frosting, southern cuisine.
Hummingbird cake details
- Ingredients Cake:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup chopped bananas
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- One 8-ounce can crushed pineapple with syrup
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup shredded coconut (optional)
- Ingredients Frosting:
- One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup margarine, softened
- One 16-ounce box powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Cake: Combine flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add eggs and oil, stirring until flour mixture is moistened. Do not beat. Stir in vanilla, pineapple, pecans, and bananas. Bake in 3 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans, and cool completely.
Frosting: Combine cream cheese and margarine, beating until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Spread between layers and on top of and sides of cake. Sprinkle pecans on top.
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