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Humming Bird Cake Recipe

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Carolyn Kinnison



3 Cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teas. salt
1 teas. Baking Powder
1 teas. Baking Soda
1 teas. Cinnamon
1/4 teas. All Spice
1 1/3 cups Veg. Oil
2 teas Vanilla
3 large eggs (lightly beaten)
1 3/4 Cups Very Ripe Bananas (mashed)
2 Cups Toasted Chopped Pecans
1 8oz. can crushed pineapple (undrained)


1 Cup Softened Butter
6 Cups powdered Sugar
2 teas. Vanilla
2 (8oz) pkgs Cream Cheese cut in pieces

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
grease and flour 3 9"cake pans

2. In large bowl combine flour, 2 c. sugar, salt, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, and all spice

3. Add veg. oil, vanilla, eggs, and stir just until dry ingredients are moist

4. Stir in bananas, 1 cup pecans, and pineapple just until evenly mixed

5. Divide batter evenly between 3 cake pans. Bake for 25 to 28 min. or until toothpick inserted in center
comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 min. Remove and place on wire racks to completely cool.


Use mixture to beat together butter, powder sugar (add gradually ). Add vanilla, and mix until smooth. With mixer on med. add one piece of cream cheese at a time. Spread frosting between layers of cake and cover top and sides. sprinkle with remaining pecans on top.




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