Hummingbird Cake Recipe

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Zoe Ward Modified: March 24, 2022
Hummingbird Cake Recipe

How To Make Hummingbird Cake

This hummingbird cake is a tasty combination of bananas, pineapples, with the crunch of pecans and spice of cinnamon and nutmeg, frosted with cream cheese.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 28 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 53 minutes



For Cake:

  • 3cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2cupssugar
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1 ½tspground cinnamon
  • tspground nutmeg
  • 2cupsripe bananas,mashed
  • 1cupvegetable oil
  • 8ozcrushed pineapple,1can, undrained
  • 3large eggs,beaten
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • 1cuppecans,chopped

For Frosting:

  • 16ozcream cheese,softened
  • 1cupbutter,softened
  • 4cupspowdered sugar,32 oz
  • 2tspvanilla extract

For Garnish:

  • 2cupspecans,chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of 3 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper. Grease and flour pans.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  3. Add the bananas, oil, pineapple, eggs, vanilla, and pecans, and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 28 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto a wire rack and cool completely for about 1 hour.

  5. In a medium mixing bowl, using an electric mixer beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating on low speed, until combined. Add vanilla and stir to combine.

  6. Place the first layer of cake on a serving plate. Evenly spread ¼ of the frosting over top. Repeat with the remaining layers. Spread the remaining frosting over the sides of the cake.

  7. Press chopped pecans onto the sides of the cake. Refrigerate overnight.


  • Calories: 1070.57kcal
  • Fat: 66.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.77g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 31.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 115.48g
  • Fiber: 5.84g
  • Sugar: 81.41g
  • Protein: 10.09g
  • Cholesterol: 128.75mg
  • Sodium: 459.18mg
  • Calcium: 102.03mg
  • Potassium: 378.58mg
  • Iron: 2.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 290.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.67mg
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