Hummingbird Cake

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61 review(s) averaging 4.5. 92% would make again

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A Victorian cake recipe that is truly exceptional. The perfect cake to take to's easy, freezes well, serves many, and it doesn't actually contain any hummingbirds!

"I was really pleased with the TEXTURE of this cake, and the icing with rum added is just delicious. However, I agree with other reviews that the bananas really take over the flavor of this cake and you can't taste the pineapple at all. And I have banana bread recipes that are much more flavorful than this one (even if some of the moist texture is sacrificed).

Anyway, I would still make this one again!"

- opalfire8


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3 cups All purpose flour
2 cups Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 8-oz can Pineapple; crushed, with juice
1 cup Vegetable oil
3 large Egg; well beaten
3 medium Bananas; chopped
1 cup Walnuts; or pecans, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 tablespoon Butter; or margarine, melted
1 cup Powdered sugar; sifted

Original recipe makes 14 Servings



Preheat oven to 325F / 160C / Gas Mark3.

Generously grease a 10" tube or a fluted tube pan.

To make the cake: In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.

Next remove 2 Tablespoons of juice from the can of pinapple. Set this juice aside for the glaze

To the flour mixture, add the can of pinapple, the oil, eggs, banana, nuts, and vanilla. Stir until just blended. Do not beat.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the 325 degree oven for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Invert the cake onto a wire rack and remove the pan from the cake. Cool completely.

To make the glaze: In a small bowl combine the melted butter or margarine with the powdered sugar. Add enough of the reserved pinapple juice to make a glaze of drizzling consistancy. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake. For a glaze with a whole new dimension, try substituting rum for the pinapple juice.


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This was a very simple but yet very tasty cake! It was very moist & the glaze added a real nice touch to it. I added more powdered sugar than what the recipe called for to make the glaze to get a sweeter taste.
smitty678 10 months ago

Making now! I'll let u know how it turns out.
bodaciouspeach 1 year ago

This cake was a huge hit. I baked it so that me and my family would have a yummy snack for a two-day garage sale. It did the trick! Make sure you're baking for a crowd - this cake goes a long ways!
brettnleosmom 1 year ago

Cindyrella40 1 year ago

I added chopped cherries. Next time I will use 3 bananas as called for and try cream cheese frosting. Spices need increased - i will add more cinnamon and ginger. This recipe needs tweaked for my taste but it was very moist, very easy and got compliments.
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tiggerthetiger 1 year ago

My father-in-law, as well as the ladies at the office loved this cake. It's a keeper for sure!
Regina001 1 year ago

moist cake but would increase spice a bit to flavor
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cmv013 2 years ago

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