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Celebrity "Hummingbird" Cake Recipe

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3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, undrained
2 cups chopped bananas (about 4)
2 cups chopped pecans

Cream Cheese Frosting:
2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 boxes (16 oz. each) confectioners sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Dash of salt

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add eggs and oil; stir until moistened. Stir in vanilla, pineapple, bananas and 1 cup chopped pecans. Spoon butter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans. Bake 25 minutes of until toothpick inserted in centers of cakes come out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and on wire racks cool completely. Meanwhile, for frosting, in large bowl, with electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter or margarine until smooth. Add confectioners sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla and salt. Generously spread frosting between cooled layers and on sides and top of cake. Garnish with remaining 1 cup pecans.

Makes about 8 servings.




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