Hummingbird Cake Recipe
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups canola oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
- 2 cups mashed bananas
- 1 cup chopped black walnuts
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- ¼ pound butter, softened
- 1 pound confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
step 2: Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
step 3: In a large bowl, combine the oil, eggs, pineapple, bananas and nuts. Add flour mixture, and mix together by hand.
step 4: Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in center of each pan comes out clean, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool on racks.
step 5: Prepare the frosting by blending together the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Evenly spread frosting on middle, sides and top of cake.