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Southern Hummingbird Cake

Southern Hummingbird Cake


  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tsps. cinnamon
  • 3 Eggs, beaten
  • 1½ cup Oil
  • 3½ Tsps. vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces Can crushed pineapple, with juice
  • 2 cups Pecans, chopped
  • 2 cups Bananas, chopped
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 (16 oz.) packages powdered sugar
  • 2 Tsps. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the first 4 ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the eggs and oil, until the dry ingredients are moistened. Do not beat.
  4. Blend in pineapple, bananas, 1½ tsps. vanilla extract, and one cup pecans.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cake is done.
  6. Remove from pans and cool completely.
  7. To prepare cream cheese frosting, combine cream cheese and butter, mixing until smooth.
  8. Add the powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in remaining vanilla.
  9. Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides. Sprinkle with remaining pecans.

Serves 6.

Photo credit: ulterior epicure CC BY

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