Betty's Happy Mother's Day Hummingbird Cake

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May. 02, 2012

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!


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)



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.


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.


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


9. Cut into slices and serve chilled.


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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 626Calories from Fat 262

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g46.2%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 318 mg13.25%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 55 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet