Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Tropical Hummingbird Cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. PLACE a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 F; Lightly grease two 9-inch round cake pans with solid vegetable shortening, then dust with flour; Shake out the excess flour; Set the pans aside.
  2. COMBINE the cake mix, pineapple with its juice, mashed bananas, water, oil, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large bowl; blend with an electric mixer until the batter is thick and the fruit well blended; divide the batter between the prepared pans.
  3. BAKE until the cakes are golden, 30- 35 minutes; remove the pans from the oven and place on wire racks to cool for 10 minutes; invert on to a plate and cool 30 minutes more; then place both cakes into your freezer (this will help in frosting) while you toast the nuts and prepare the frosting.
  4. TOAST the nuts in a preheated 350 F oven by spreading them in one layer on a baking pan; 4 to 5 minutes, or until you smell the pecans; 20 minutes for the hazelnuts; rub off the skins while the hazelnuts are still warm, don’t be concerned if a little skin is left on them; Be careful not to burn your nuts.
  5. COMBINE the cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl; blend with an electric mixer on low until combined; add the confectioners sugar a bit at a time, blending with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is well incorporated; add the vanilla and increase the speed to medium and blend until the frosting is fluffy; fold in the coconut, pecans and hazelnuts.
  6. FROST at once between the cake layers and the top and sides of the cake; place the frosted cake uncovered in the fridge until the frosting sets, about 20 minutes and then serve.
  7. STORE frosted cake in fridge.
Most Helpful

WOW!! This is one heavy cake this is not a light and fluffy cake Its more like a bread I didnt care for this cake mine seemed under baked but I did bake It 1 hour and 5 min In a bunt pan Thanks For Sharing!

MZ Piggy July 19, 2010