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Hummingbird Cake

This sweet as nectar cake is sure to please everyone!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups chopped bananas
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup coconut

Instructions

  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl
  • Add eggs and oil, stirring WITH A SPOON only until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not beat.)
  • Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup pecans, and bananas.
  • Pour batter evenly into three greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Be careful as these can stick to the pans.
  • Frost each layer with Cream Cheese Frosting and top with coconut
  • Decorate with chopped pecans and more coconut on top.
  • Store in refrigerator.