Posted by AnonymousA tropical tasting cake, it is the next best thing to a tropical vacation in the middle of winter. Also known as a Bumblebee Cake.
Hummingbird Cake III
- 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups white sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained 1 cup chopped pecans 2 cups diced bananas 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1/2 cup butter, softened 4 cups confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a large cookie sheet with sides, or an 11 x 17 inch jelly roll pan.
2 Combine flour, white sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add eggs and oil; stir until moistened. Do not beat. Stir in bananas, 2 teaspoons vanilla, pineapple, and 1 cup pecans.
3 Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until done. Cool on a wire rack.
4 Beat 1/2 cup pecans, cream cheese, butter or margarine, confectioners sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla together until light and fluffy. Spread over the top of the cooled cake.