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Granny Harriet Knighton's Hummingbird Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Granny Harriet Knighton's Hummingbird Cake, by , is from Special Recipes from the Sisterhood of Gamma Phi Beta, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Farren Knighton
Added: Monday, October 16, 2006


3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp brown cinnamon
3 eggs (beated)
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple undrained
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups chopped bananas

Combine the first 5 ingredients in large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and oil. Stir until the dry ingredients are moistened. Do not beat with an electric mixer. Stir in the vanilla, pineapples, pecans, and bananas.
Spoon batter into 3 9 inch greased cake pans. Bake on 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Spread frosting between layers and on the top and side of cake.




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