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The Cake That Doesn't Last Recipe
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The Cake That Doesn't Last

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"This is a very moist, and delicious pineapple banana nut cake. I've had this recipe for about 20 years and no one ever turns it down."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch Bundt pan Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 45 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, oil, vanilla, pineapple, mashed banana and chopped walnuts. Mix well and pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Serve hot or cold.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 27, 2005

This is a great recipe. Just like a previous rating, I found this as the 'hummingbird cake'. I made a few changes that makes it healthier and just a tasty. I replaced sugar with splenda brand sweetener and replaced approx. 1/2 of the oil with applesauce. My family can't get enough, and despite my diabetes I can eat some to. I also made a glaze from the splenda and spread on top of it. I made mine in a 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" pan.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 11, 2011

I WOULD HAVE RATED THIS RECIPE ANOTHER STAR - BUT -GOOD THING I TASTED THE BATTER AFTER PUTTING 1 CUP OF SUGAR INTO IT (RECIPE CALLED FOR 2 CUPS SUGAR) IT WAS VERY SWEET WITH 1 CUP (I DO LIKE SWEET THINGS) I'M SURPRISED THAT OTHER PEOPLE DIDN'T MENTION THIS.

 

49 Ratings

Oct 29, 2005

This recipe has been a favorite in my family for three generations - that I know of - only we know it as Hummingbird Cake and ice it with cream cheese frosting. I thought it was a family secret until I looked in Allrecipes.com and found Hummingbird Cake 1, 11, 111, etc. Whenever I don't have quite enough bananas, I add chopped fresh apples or whole cranberries to make up the volume. I bake in 3 cake layer pans so there's lots of area to spread that luscious frosting!

 
Jun 28, 2003

What a WONDERFUL & DELICIOUS bundt cake! I omitted the nuts (I have a young son who can't eat them yet), but it is truly a great tasting cake.

 
Nov 01, 2011

The cake is fabulous when made by the original recipe. I also make a browned butter glaze for the cake.Melt 1/3 cup butter on medium heat till golden brown.Add 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 1/2 t. vanilla and 3 T. warm water. Stir till mixed and quickly drizzle over cooled cake. Top with chopped pecans.

 
Feb 19, 2013

I have had this receipe for 30 years and my receipe calls for only 1-1/2 C sugar, 1 C oil, no nuts and an UNDRAINED 8oz can of crushed pineapple. Easy and delicious.

 
Sep 13, 2006

This has been a family favorite for over a year now. I made it once for a friend when I lived in England, and she and her whole family thought it was the best cake ever. I make it at home all the time when I have leftover ripe bananas. It's easy to make, easy cleanup, and everyone loves it. We bake it in a bundt pan, no frosting, and eat it as a morning coffee cake or afternoon tea cake. Oh and I also usually only use like 1 1/2 cups sugar and that is PLENTY. This makes cute little mini bundt cakes as well.

 
Mar 18, 2010

This is a wonderful moist cake that requires no frosting. (It is called Hummingbird Cake if it has a cream cheese frosting) It needs to bake only 65-70 minutes though.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 524 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 30.3 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 272 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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