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Old 02-23-2005, 03:48 PM   #1
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Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Ingredients Cake:

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter
3 eggs
2 cups mashed ripe banannas (3-4 bananas)
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted
Frosting:

1 (12) oz Cool Whip-thawed
1 (8 oz) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding
1 cup milk
1 large can crushed pineapple, well drained

OPTIONAL:
1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
3/4 cup pecans, coarsley chopped, lightly toasted



Method

Hummingbird Cake


In medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, soda, nutmeg and salt and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add eggs, banana, undrained pineapple and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add the flour mixture all at once and beat on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed one minute and fold in pecans.

Spread batter in well greased and floured 10" bundt pan. Bake in 325 degree oven for 70-75 minutes until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Invert onto cake plate and cool completely.

When cake is cool, frost with Hummingbird Frosting.
Hummingbird Frosting


Mix milk and pudding for 1 min. Beat in cream cheese and Cool Whip with electric hand mixer. By hand, mix in pecans until blended into frosting.

Frost cake and sprinkle coconut on top.

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