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Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Makes: 10 servings
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare Easy Layers Pans with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

Step 3

In large bowl, beat 1 cup of butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition; beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with banana; mix well. Fold in pecans. Divide evenly between prepared pans.

Step 4

Bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pan on cooling grid 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on grid.

Step 5

For filling, combine pineapple, 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and cool completely.

Step 6

For icing, beat cream cheese and 6 tablespoons of butter in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Add milk. Beat until combined. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often.

Step 7

To assemble, pipe dam with round tip #10 around edge of first layer and fill with 1/3 pineapple filling. Continue with remaining layers. Ice outside of cake with remaining cream cheese icing.

Makes about 10 servings.

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2 teaspoons Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract (divided)


all-purpose flour

3 cups all-purpose flour

baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder


1/2 teaspoon salt

butter, softened

1 cup (2 sticks) & 6 tablespoons butter, softened (divided)

granulated sugar

2 cups granulated sugar (divided)


4 eggs

mashed, very ripe banana

1 cup mashed, very ripe banana (about 2 large bananas)

chopped pecans, toasted

3/4 chopped chopped pecans, toasted

crushed pineapple, drained

1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained


1/4 cup cornstarch

cream cheese, softened

12 ounces (1 1/2 packages) cream cheese, softened

confectioners' sugar

6 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar (about 1 pound 10 ounces)


1-2 tablespoons milk




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large bowl

large bowl

Rubber Spatula

Rubber Spatula



Medium saucepan

Medium saucepan

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

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