Hummingbird Cake (From Food Network Magazine) Recipe

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Submitted by gksmithlcw

Makes 16 servings



Like banana nut bread in cake form. Delicious!!

Recipe Ingredients for Hummingbird Cake (from Food Network Magazine)

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup pecan pieces
3 ripe bananas, chopped
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
16 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
12 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed and at room temperature
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Hummingbird Cake (from Food Network Magazine)

  1. Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans and line with parchment paper. Butter the parchment and dust with flour.

  2. Spread the pecans on a baking sheet and bake until fragrant and toasted, about 8 minutes. Let cool slightly, then roughly chop. Toss with the bananas, pineapple and 1/2 cup flour in a small bowl.

  3. Whisk the remaining 2 1/4 cups flour, the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Beat the eggs and granulated sugar in a separate bowl with a mixer on high speed until thick and light, 5 minutes. Gradually beat in the vegetable oil.

  4. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the egg mixture, then gently fold to make a thick batter. Fold in the pecan-fruit mixture, then transfer the batter to the prepared pans. Bake until the cakes are firm and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Cool in the pans on a rack, 25 minutes, then invert the cakes onto the rack to cool completely.

  5. Make the frosting: Beat the cream cheese in a large bowl with a mixer until fluffy, then gradually beat in the butter until combined. Sift the confectioners' sugar over the cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth. Add the lemon zest and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.

  6. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread about half of the frosting on top, then cover with the other cake layer. Spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of the cake.

Categories

Cheese, Fruits, Dessert, American-Southern, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 155.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
601
Calories from Fat
345
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
38.3g
59%
Saturated Fat
15.2g
76%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
89mg
30%
Sodium
332mg
14%
Potassium
187mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
60.9g
20%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
40.3g
Protein
6.5g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 4% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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