Carole's Hummingbird Cake

    50 minutes

    This recipe makes three cakes. This is a deliciously moist cake with yummy bits of pineapple, banana and walnuts.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 3 cups (370g) plain flour
    • 2 cups (450g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 250g crushed pineapple, drained
    • 1 cup (125g) chopped walnuts
    • 2 cups diced bananas
    • 250g cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 4 cups (620g) icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Do NOT use mixer. Combine flour, white sugar, salt, bicarb soda and cinnamon. Add eggs and oil stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, pineapple, nuts and bananas.
    2. Pour into 3 23cm greased cake tins. Bake at 180 degrees C for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
    3. To Make Cream Cheese icing: Combine cream cheese and butter. Cream until smooth. Add icing sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Ice cooled cake.

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    Tis was an easy recipe for follow and really yummy  -  13 Aug 2013


    I went to post this same recipe tonight and saw it was here already!! It is great. The only thing I do differently is cut out more than 50% of the fat by using 1/2 cup oil and the other cup I use fat free sour cream.  -  19 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    One of my family's favorite cakes. Sooooo delicious, you have to try it if you never have! It is very rich and moist and flavorful and chockful of good things, and children love it, too. The cake ingredients are just stirred together, so it couldn't be simpler to make. The cream cheese frosting is also fool-proof and is the perfect complement to the fruit flavors in the cake ('though I make double the amount of frosting and use it all!). By the way, this makes a big, magnificent birthday cake.  -  24 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)