Hummingbird Cake

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Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 40 min, inactive: 30 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Nonstick baking spray
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 4 medium)
One 8-ounce can crushed pineapple
Frosting, recipe follows
Optional garnishes: sweetened flaked coconut, chopped macadamia nuts

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray three 9-inch baking pans with nonstick baking spray.

In a large bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar and vanilla at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. Add the bananas and pineapple, beating until combined.

Using a measuring cup, spoon the batter into each of the three prepared pans, one scoop at a time to ensure an even distribution. Slam the pans against the counter to get any air bubbles out of the batter.

Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Remove from the pans and cool completely on wire racks.

Spread some Frosting between the layers. Spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of the cake. Garnish with coconut and nuts if desired.

Frosting:

2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Beat the butter and cream cheese together with a handheld electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar in increments. Lastly beat in the lemon juice and vanilla.

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Should I drain the 8-ounce can of crushed pineapple?

By Anonymous on August 22, 2013

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LOVE YOU PAULA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous on August 13, 2013

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Diana Vezer,
I'm sorry that making our Hummingbird Cake did not work for you. Our recipe is as it follows and should work for everybody. Thanks for contacting us, here at Paula's we hope you keep on trying our web sites.

By Anonymous on April 16, 2013

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What is not specific??????

By Michelle on March 14, 2013

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Paula this recipe is very specific. I don't understand why some people just can't follow a recipe.

By Anonymous on March 14, 2013

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i am very upset that i have followd the recipe and my cake does not look look like that recipe (4 times) you need to be more specific so that our results look like yours or you will loose credicability! tracy

By diana vezer on March 13, 2013

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Gonna try, sounds yummy

By Rosa on March 03, 2013

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