Pineapple, Banana and Walnut Cake

    1 hour 15 minutes

    Impress your friends and family with this hummingbird cake - a recipe that has been passed down through many generations. A great fruity taste and easy to make!

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    Serves: 16 

    • Cake
    • 3 cups plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups canola oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 250g crushed pineapple, drained
    • 2 cups mashed bananas (approx 3-4 bananas)
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • Cream Cheese Icing
    • 250g cream cheese, softened
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 500g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour 2 x 22cm cake tins.
    2. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, combine the oil, eggs, pineapple, bananas and nuts. Add flour mixture the combine together by hand.
    4. Pour batter into prepared tins and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool on racks.
    5. Cream Cheese Icing Blend together the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Evenly spread on the middle, sides and top of cake.

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    Not knowing what a hummingbird cake is, do I place one cake on top of the other, or split them and fill with the icing to make two cakes?  -  11 Jun 2012


    This is so easy and delicious. I have now made this 3 times.  -  03 Mar 2010


    Delicious!  -  28 Nov 2012