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Hummingbird Cake IV

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars

"This won a Blue Ribbon at a County Fair. Frost with cream cheese icing, the tangy frosting brings out the blend of fruits and nuts in the cake."
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Ingredients

servings 551 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 -3 layer 9 inch round cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, ground cinnamon and baking soda. Add the oil and well-beaten eggs, stir by hand, until moistened. Stir in the vanilla, pineapple, nuts and bananas.
  3. Spoon batter into the prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cakes cool in pans for 10 minutes. Then turn out onto racks to cool. Frost with <A HRF="/az/CrmChsFrstng.asp">Cream Cheese Frosting</A>.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 551 calories; 31 g fat; 64.5 g carbohydrates; 6.3 g protein; 46 mg cholesterol; 317 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is a great recipe... when I make it I substitute the oil for 1 1/2 cups of apple sauce... everything else stays the same. Its much less fattening and just as delicious!!

Most helpful critical review

This is more like a mixed banana bread than a cake. Like others I subbed 1 1/2 c applesauce for the oil. I added a little bit of all spice and about 1/4 t nutmeg and an extra banana. I aslo like...

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This is a great recipe... when I make it I substitute the oil for 1 1/2 cups of apple sauce... everything else stays the same. Its much less fattening and just as delicious!!

We love this cake. I have made it before and it turned out great this time too. I ran out of granulated sugar so subbed some turbinado sugar. I also baked this in a 10" x 15" cake pan for about ...

Good recipe, but I found that the batter was thin to accommodate three 9-inch layers. Next time will pour only two, reduce temp to 325 and cook appx 10 minutes longer. I added 1/2 cup coconut,...

This cake is amazing! The only changes I made were to 1) replace 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil with 3/4 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup applesauce, 2) toast the chopped pecans and walnuts in the oven for 1...

Super easy and super good! I made 34 cupcakes with this recipe - baked for 20 minutes at 350. Frosted with the cream cheese icing from the "Hummingbird Cake II" recipe from this Web site. Big...

This is a wonderful cake - and easy too! I only use 3/4 vegetable oil though and divide the batter between 2 9" baking pans. I top with a cream cheese icing (8oz cream cheese; 1/2 unsalted but...

This cake is wonderful. I followed the recipe but added a little more banana and used a tube pan, increased the cooking time to 70 minutes, it turned out great.

I did everything I could to make this cake healthier which usually makes it taste worse, but it was still the best cake I have ever made. I brought it to a potluck and everyone agreed. I used ap...

I have made this recipe several times for birthdays. It always gets rave reviews. I usually make only 2 layers and frost it with cream cheese frosting. Wonderful and original!