This cake is so moist and delicious! It has served as a birthday cake as each of our four children turned one. The pecans and coconut may be omitted if preferred.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 10 inch Bundt pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Process coconut in blender until powdered. Grease pan with butter and sprinkle with powdered coconut.

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  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt, soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix by hand until combined. Gently stir in berries, bananas, pineapple and pecans. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted into middle of cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

624 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 69.7g; fat 37g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 326.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2003
This is an awesome cake. We really enjoyed the blend of favors. To reduce the fat I cut back the oil to 1/2 cup and replaced it with 1 1/4 c. plain yogurt. I also didn't have blueberries so I used frozen saskatoons (native to our area)instead. I also cut back the sugar by 1/3 to 1/2 as we prefer cakes that are less sweet. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/18/2012
very moist. I loved this cake ( and I really don't like cake that much ) The only reason I gave this a 4 star is because of my Husband's input. He would liked to have tasted more coconut. I did use half of the oil suggested and the other half applesauce. The cake held very well for several days ( there is only two of use to consume this ) Please do try this recipe...a nice mix of fruits and a moist cake indeed. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2003
This is an awesome cake. We really enjoyed the blend of favors. To reduce the fat I cut back the oil to 1/2 cup and replaced it with 1 1/4 c. plain yogurt. I also didn't have blueberries so I used frozen saskatoons (native to our area)instead. I also cut back the sugar by 1/3 to 1/2 as we prefer cakes that are less sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2011
With minor variations this is the classic Hummingbird Cake and it s a good variation at that! I liked so much about this recipe the addition of blueberries dicing rather than mashing the bananas and the additions of both nutmeg and cinnamon. Coating the pan with ground coconut was interesting however I didn t do that as I was using specialty cakelet pans which didn t make that particularly practical. While I wouldn t say the cake is greasy I do think reducing the oil by 1/4 c. wouldn t hurt. This cake is rich heavy and sweet so in my view no icing is necessary in fact I would recommend against it. A simple dusting of powdered sugar is all this needs; although a very runny powdered sugar glaze just to shine it up would be nice too. (Note: My cakelet pans were 6 (one cup) individual molds. I used two of these pans for one recipe yielding then 12 individual cakelets. I baked them at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes covered with foil toward the end of baking to prevent overbrowning) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2005
Oh so good. Very moist. I didn't bother with processing the coconut. I just added it along with the fruit and nuts. This is a definite make again recipe. I'm anxious to try it with other fruits such as mixed berries nectarines or cherries. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This is a nice moist cake. Couple of things though...the author never mentions when to add in the pineapple and it only took about 1 hour to bake in my oven. I love the blueberries and bananas but I think the next time I make it I will use applesauce instead of pineapple. Just my personal preference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2008
Love love love this cake! I didn't change a thing except toasted the pecans 1st. Added the leftover coconut powder to the batter. This is very moist & very delicious. Thanks Danapiana!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2003
Very good! I was short on cooking oil so used half cup melted butter and half cup of oil. I cut the sugar back to 1 and a half cups. The cake took 60 minutes to bake in my oven. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2008
A flavorful light and tasty Bundt! The only change that I made was 1 cup oil and substitute the extra half a cup with applesauce. I really liked the touch of coconut "powder" used to grease the pan! I had no trouble getting this cake out of the pan. Delish!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
This is very good thank you! I think I will definitely sub applesauce for oil next time--I just don't have applesauce in the house right now. This makes a LARGE bunt cake--it really fills up the pan. I was worried it would spill over but it didnt'. It rose over hte pan but no batter spilled in the oven so that's all good. This cake ends up very crispy on the outside and very moist and fruity on the inside. It's very flavorful--my kind of cake (I'm picky--I prefer cakes with fruity flavors). Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2006
I made this for my daughter's first birthday and it was wonderful. We used the castle bundt pan and decorated with candies and homemade vanilla frosting. The pecans were omitted plus I mixed the coconut flakes in with the rest of the batter. Thanks for sharing it with us! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/18/2012
very moist. I loved this cake ( and I really don't like cake that much ) The only reason I gave this a 4 star is because of my Husband's input. He would liked to have tasted more coconut. I did use half of the oil suggested and the other half applesauce. The cake held very well for several days ( there is only two of use to consume this ) Please do try this recipe...a nice mix of fruits and a moist cake indeed. Read More
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