Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

MARBALET

"Impress your friends with this Hummingbird Cake--a recipe that has been passed down through many generations. If desired, crush additional nuts and press them into the sides of the frosting, and put sliced maraschino cherries on top of the cake to gild the lily."
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Ingredients

2 h 20 m servings 719 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 719 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 40 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 86.4g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 342 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  2. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oil, eggs, pineapple, bananas and nuts. Add flour mixture, and mix together by hand.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in center of each pan comes out clean, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool on racks.
  5. Prepare the frosting by blending together the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Evenly spread frosting on middle, sides and top of cake.

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Very very yummy!!! I made it for Christmas and it relatively easy- the only time consuming thing was figuring out how many bananas equalled 2 cups and actually mashing the bananas (use appro...

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I had made this a few years ago and loves it but using this recipe it tasted like a really good bananna bread with frosting. Not a bad recipe at all just not what I was aiming for.

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Very very yummy!!! I made it for Christmas and it relatively easy- the only time consuming thing was figuring out how many bananas equalled 2 cups and actually mashing the bananas (use appro...

Hummingbird cake started life as a spice cake with banana and pineapple. This cake was made more delicious by adding 1t cinnamon and 1t alspice. Also, to enhance the banana flavor I processed th...

This recipe is great. Try replacing the oil with applesauce for a healthier version. My family prefers the applesauce-version on taste alone.

A friend made it for my birthday. Having gotten rather tired of Banana Nut Muffins (too fake tasting), I was delighted at how good this cake is. She did press nuts into the frosting. It was H...

I usually bake this in a tube pan and I add a dash of cinnamon to the batter. Pre-made cream cheese frosting works well with this cake. It is delicious!

THIS IS A VERY DESIRABLE CAKE AT ALL OF OUR CHURCH SUPPERS AND HOMECOMINGS. EVERYONE WANTS THE RECIPE. USE VERY RIPE BANANAS IN THE CAKE. RIPE BANANAS ARE SWEETER. YOU CAN ALSO BAKE THE CAKE IN ...

This is an old, old recipe....originally called Bird Cake or Dr. Bird cake. The original recipe is exactly the same but with 1 cup of oil instead. I make mine in a 9 x 13 inch pan or I make Bi...

I tried other viewers suggestions to cut down on the oil which now I wish I hadn't. It wasn't as moist as I'd hoped for. Will follow the recipe as written next time I make it and hope for moistn...

This was a very, very yummy cake! What a nice surprise. I read about this cake in a culinary novel and wanted to try it. I thought it would be a nice change from our traditional Easter carrot...

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