Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

  • original
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the pans
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup canola or other mild vegetable oil, plus more for the pans
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4)
  • 1 8-ounce can (1 cup) crushed pineapple packed in juice, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, untoasted
  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 to 6 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted
    • Produce
    • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas, ripe (4)
    • Pecans (1 cup)
    • Pecans, lightly toasted (1 cup)
    • Pineapple (1 8-ounce can)
    • Cooking & Baking
    • All-purpose flour (3 1/2 cups)
    • Baking powder (2 teaspoons)
    • Baking soda (1/2 teaspoon)
    • Canola or other mild vegetable oil (1 cup)
    • Cinnamon, ground (1 teaspoon)
    • Confectioners’ sugar (2 1/2 cups)
    • Granulated sugar (2 cups)
    • Kosher salt (1 teaspoon)
    • Nutmeg, grated (1/2 teaspoon)
    • Vanilla (1 2/3 tablespoon)
    • Dairy
    • Butter, unsalted (1/2 pound)
    • Cream cheese (1 pound)
    • Refrigerated
    • Eggs, large (3)
    • Beer, Wine & Liquor
    • Bourbon (1 tablespoon)

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    Hummingbird Cake