Hummingbird Cake [with Pineapple Frosting]

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 25 mins

I know there are a lot of hummingbird cake recipes here, but this one is from Taste of Home and since I didn't see it in here, I'll post it. Prep time does not include complete cooling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
  2. Add eggs bananas, oil, pineapple and vanilla.
  3. Beat til combined.
  4. Stir in walnuts.
  5. Pour these into three greased and floured 9" round baking pans.
  6. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or til a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  7. Cool 10 minutes.
  8. Then remove from pans to wire racks.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. For frosting, in large mixing bowl, beat shortening, butter, lemon peel, and salt until fluffy.
  11. Add confectioner's sugar alternately with pineapple juice.
  12. Beat in the cream.
  13. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake.
  14. Sprinkle with walnuts if desired.


Most Helpful

I only made the cake, but oh boy was it good!!!!! Moist, yummy! I used a different cream cheese frosting because I wanted the cake to be the star, and it was indeed. I substituted 1/2 cup of the oil for applesauce, and next time will shoot for half to see if it affects the consistency much. Great cake!

jpagan29 October 12, 2011

So I only made the frosting (I made pineapple cupcakes and wanted a similar frosting), and it turned out very nice! I forgot to add the half & half, but it still turned out good. It complemented the cupcakes very nicely, and hopefully they go over well with my co-workers. I like all of the ingredients in the hummingbird cake, so I might try that at a later time! Thank you for a great recipe!

Foodanimechicki July 23, 2008

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