Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hummingbird Cake: The Recipe

Or to quote Nic Cage in Con Air: Hummin'bird....

I don't make this cake often but it always gets rave reviews.

Hummingbird Cake

3 cups SR flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup oil
1/2 cp pecans, chopped
2 bananas, mashed
1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
4 eggs, beaten

Spray and flour 3 8 inch cake pans*. Mix all ingredients together and pour into pans. Bake at 325 for 26-28 minutes.

1 16 ounce box of powdered sugar
1 block of cream cheese - room temperature
6 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanila
1 tbsp milk
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Mix all but the pecan together until smooth and creamy. Fold in the pecans and frost your little cake. It doesn't get much better than this.

* I usually don't worry about making a pretty layered cake. In my house the object is to feed em and feed em fast. When it comes to cake they could care less if it looked pretty. So I bake my cake in a 1/2 sheet pan and keep an eye on the timing as it will take a tad longer to bake.



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