Hummingbird Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting (Southern Food)
Comment from Martha Stewart: Some say this Southern layer cake earned its name because each otherworldly bite makes you hum with delight. Another theory is that it's as sweet as the sugared water used to attract its hovering namesake.
"I was so excited to find this recipe had a slice at a little road side cafe in Texas, the waitress said it was a Hummingbird Cake. So delicious and this was exactly the same cake. I agree with the review that was to not drain pineapple it makes the cake moist. Actually I try to make it a day or two ahead of time to let it set in a covered cake carrier, it makes it moister. Will be ma
king one today for a Bday. A cake simple to make. Enjoy!"
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|3 cupsall-purpose flour|
|2 cupsgranulated sugar|
|2 teaspoonsbaking soda|
|1 teaspoonground cinnamon|
|3 Eggs; beaten|
|1 1/4 cupsVegetable oil|
|1 1/2 teaspoonsvanilla extract|
|1 8-oz cancrushed pineapple; well drained|
|1 cupchopped pecans|
|2 cupsbanana , firm ripe; chopped|
|16 ouncescream cheese; softened|
|1 cupbutter; room temperature|
|2 poundsconfectioners sugar|
|2 teaspoonsVanilla extract|
Hummingbird Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting (Southern Food) Preparation
Preheat oven to 350°. Sift flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon together into mixing bowl several times. Add eggs and salad oil to the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until ingredients are moistened. Stir in vanilla, pineapple and 1 cup pecans. Stir in the bananas. Spoon the batter into 3 well-greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes,or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn onto cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
Combine cream cheese and butter; cream until smooth. Add powdered sugar, beating with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla.
Frost the tops of all 3 layers, stack and then frost sides. Sprinkle top evenly with the 1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans.
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