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Southern Living's Hummingbird Cake - This spectacular cake is made with 3 layers or banana and pineapple cake and then topped off with cream cheese frosting

Southern Living's Hummingbird Cake

Southern Living's Hummingbird Cake - This spectacular cake is made with 3 layers or banana and pineapple cake and then topped off with cream cheese frosting

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Calories 395 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

For Cake

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup pecans toasted and chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups ripe bananas mashed (about 3-4 bananas)
  • 8 oz can pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda

For Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 32 oz packages cream cheese softened (4 packs)
  • 16 oz unsalted butter softened (4 sticks)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar sifted

Instructions

For Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit 

  2. Coat 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray

  3. Whisk together flour and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, oil, and vanilla, and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in bananas, pineapple, and pecans. Pour batter in pans

  4. Bake at 350° for 28 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes and invert on a wire rack to cool completely  

For Frosting

  1. Place the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a mixer and mix on medium speed until smooth and creamy. 

  2. Slowly and in batches add the sugar until incorporated

Assembly

  1. Place 1 cake layer on a cake stand or serving plate. Top with one-fourth of frosting. Repeat procedure once. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Southern Living Magazine

Nutrition Facts
Southern Living's Hummingbird Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 227mg10%
Potassium 230mg7%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 55g61%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.