Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
Adapted from a 2001 edition of Better Homes and Gardens
- 3 cups plain flour
- 2 cups caster sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 250 g crushed pineapple, with liquid
- 2 ripe bananas, chopped
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
- Combine first 6 ingredients in bowl.
- Stir in eggs and oil.
- Add crushed pineapple with its juice and bananas.
- Pour into 2 buttered and floured 20cm cake tins.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until cooked.
- Cool in tins for 10 mins the cool on rack.
- Frost and fill if desired - cream cheese frosting works well here.
I followed the recipe and timing to the letter and it turned out light, fluffy and so delicious. I only discovered hummingbird cake very recently and it is my favourite cake now. I am from New Zealand so it wasn't a cake I came across readily, but I'm so glad to have found a one-bowl recipe that was so easy to make; especially as I'm not the best baker in the world. Didn't make any icing but everyone enjoyed it. The batter did appear a little greasy but the end product was just wonderful. I am definitely making this again but I'll probably add chopped walnuts for texture and put some cream cheese frosting on top.
Made this tonight with my daughter. It was simple and quick to mix up, and used ingredients I always have on hand. I had to use a 9"x13" glass baking pan since that is what was available. That threw off the baking just a little and I found the edges were just starting to get a bit over done and rather dry by the time the center of the cake finished baking. I must admit that I thought the cake would be too sweet for my liking however; it wasn't. I think it is fine without any frosting, but can't wait to make it again when I have cream cheese on hand as I think a nice cream cheese frosting would definitely compliment the cake well. Made and reviewed for the 70th AUS/NZ Recipe Swap.
After reading the comment of Alligirl, I decided to use only 1 cup of oil. And also I used 1 cup of white sugar. I baked it at 350 F for 50 minutes in a greased bundt pan. It's delicious. I topped it with a cream cheese icing. Thanks kate :) Made for Holiday tag game