Ultimate Hummingbird Cake

    Ultimate Hummingbird Cake


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    About this recipe: This is an incredibly fruity cake, that's moist and absolutely delicious. It's made with crushed pineapple, diced bananas, pecans and topped with a cream cheese icing.

    Serves: 1 swiss roll tin

    • 375g plain flour
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 350ml vegetable oil
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 225g tinned crushed pineapple, drained
    • 115g chopped pecans
    • 300g diced bananas
    • 60g chopped pecans
    • 225g cream cheese
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 475g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:3hr cooling  ›  Ready in:4hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a large baking tray with sides or a 28x43cm swiss roll tin.
    2. Combine flour, caster sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add eggs and oil; stir until moistened. Do not beat. Stir in bananas, 2 teaspoons vanilla, pineapple and 115g pecans.
    3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
    4. Beat 60g pecans, cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla together until light and fluffy. Spread over the top of the cooled cake.

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