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Hummingbird cakes

A beloved Southern dessert, hummingbird cake combines banana, coconut, pineapple, and pecans in a buttery batter. The moist layers then get slathered with tangy cream-cheese frosting. Some say the name "hummingbird cake" comes from the hum elicited when tasting this cake.

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This Southern layer cake features a crowd-pleasing combination of banana, pineapple, and coconut. The name's origin remains something of a mystery: Some say it's because the cake is as sweet as nectar; others, that it makes you hum with happiness.