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Betty's Happy Mother's Day Hummingbird Cake

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Hummingbird Cake for Mother's Day. This is a three-layer cake that is similar to carrot cake, but it does not have carrots or coconut; in the place of those ingredients, it has bananas. It is a terrific cake to make to honor your mother on Mother's Day!
Ingredients
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3 , well beaten
  Vegetable oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Tablespoon (or 1 1/2 teaspoons)
  Crushed pineapple 8 Ounce, undrained
  Chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Banana 2 (about 2 cups)
For topping
  Cream cheese frosting 1 Cup (16 tbs) (or more as needed)
  Chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degree F.
2. Grease, line, and flour three 9-inches round cake pans as shown in the video and set aside.

MAKING
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well.
4. Add beaten eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla, crushed pineapple, chopped pecans, and banana. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened and combined. Do not beat.
5. Spoon batter equally into the prepared cake pans.
6. Pop the pans in oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick when inserted in the center comes out clean.
7. Remove cake layers from oven, allow them to cool in pans for 10 minutes, and then remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack.

FINALIZING
8. Frost cake with cream cheese frosting, sprinkle pecans on top and refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.

SERVING
9. Cut into slices and serve chilled.

TIPS
You can store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Hawaiian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Mother's Day
Ingredient: 
Pineapple
Interest: 
Party
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
12
This is the perfect recipe for making Hummingbird Cake. Chef Betty shows the recipe right from making the batter to baking it. This is simply delicious and can be made for Mother's Day too!

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1 Comment

shantihhh's picture
Hummers love nectar and are attracted to red, neither in this cake, so why is called Hummingbird Cake?