A 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

    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.


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