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Peggy’s Hummingbird Cake
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May 7, 2014      Comments:  6      Replies:  6     
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, I use Saigon cinnamon
3 eggs beaten
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla, I use Mexican
1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, not drained
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
3 cups very ripe (not rotten) bananas, rough mash, not mush should have some chunks
When our group decided to have May be our Mother’s Favorite Dish, there was no doubt in my mind what I would make. My Mom loved Hummingbird Cake. LOVED it! This was the first cake I ever baked from scratch at 20 years old. This cake has a lot of family memories for me. I had a difficult time trying to decide how to decorate it but when I think of my Mom, I think of beauty and elegance.
A little history on the Hummingbird Cake. It first appeared in Southern Living magazine in 1978. It was submitted to the magazine by Mrs. L. H. Wiggins of Greensboro, North Carolina. There are many ways to make a Hummingbird Cake. This was her favorite way I made this recipe for her. For you Mom .
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 9″ pans.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs and oil, stir to combine. Do NOT use a mixer! Add vanilla, pineapple, pecans and bananas.
Divide batter equally into the 3 cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until done. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, remove and cool completely. Frost cake and keep refrigerated.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
2 sticks of butter
2 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 pounds of powdered sugar
Combine cream cheese and butter and beat until smooth. Add vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar, mixing until light and fluffy. This will make enough frosting for an 3 layer cake that is not decorated.
Hadia      January 13, 2015 at 10:19 pm                       
Thank you, Cydnee for sharing your elegant Hummingbird Cake at our party. The recipe is definitely a keeper!
Tampa Cake Girl      January 14, 2015 at 1:55 am           
Thank you for the invite and it was my pleasure Hadia!
nettiemoore11      May 7, 2014 at 5:08 pm                       
Happy Mother’s Day, your post made me cry, I can feel your love for your Mom, what a wonderful sentiment for your Mommy Perfectly gorgeous cake, I have never tried this cake, I just have to! Love, Nettie
Tampa Cake Girl      May 7, 2014 at 5:11 pm           
Thank you Nettie <3. I was so lucky to have her as my Mom. Thank you for your kind, loving words.
Lorinda McKinnon      May 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm                       
Oh, Cydnee, what a lovely cake. No wonder it was your mom’s favorite – the flavor combination has to be delicious. She’s taking a bite right now!
Tampa Cake Girl      May 7, 2014 at 4:23 pm           
Thank you sweet Lorinda! I shared that cake with my Daddy.
Michaela ~ An Affair from the Heart      May 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm                       
What a sweet tribute to your Mom. You are an amazing woman, and I have no doubt she watches over you with pride. Beautiful cake Cydnee!
Tampa Cake Girl      May 7, 2014 at 1:55 pm           
Thank you Michaela for your sweet comment.
auntbeesrecipes      May 7, 2014 at 1:22 pm                       
So beautiful! I know your mom is looking down on you, watching over you and so proud!
Tampa Cake Girl      May 7, 2014 at 1:24 pm           
Thank you Brandi! Your words mean so much to me.
bakinginatornado      May 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm                       
Your cake is gorgeous. Such a loving tribute to your mom. I know she’d be so proud of you.
Tampa Cake Girl      May 7, 2014 at 12:56 pm           
Thank you Karen. That is so sweet of you to say and it means so much to hear that.