Best Hummingbird Cake

    Best Hummingbird Cake


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    About this recipe: A simple and delicious cake, which is pretty similar to carrot cake. It's moist, packed full of pineapple, banana and pecans. Fill and top the three layers with cream cheese icing.

    Makes: 3 23cm layers

    • 375g plain flour
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 300ml vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 225g tinned crushed pineapple with juice
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 75g chopped pecans
    • 4 tablespoons chopped walnuts
    • 150g mashed bananas

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour three 23cm round cake tins.
    2. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, ground cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda. Add the oil and well-beaten eggs, stir by hand, until moistened. Stir in the vanilla, pineapple, pecans and bananas.
    3. Spoon batter into the prepared tins. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cakes cool in tins for 10 minutes. Then turn out onto racks to cool. Ice with cream cheese icing.

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