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Hummingbird Cakes

A beloved Southern dessert, hummingbird cake combines ripe banana, flaked coconut, chopped pineapple, and toasted pecans in a cinnamon-scented batter. The moist layers then get slathered with tangy white cream-cheese frosting. Some say the name "hummingbird cake" comes from the hum elicited when tasting this delicious cake. The lofty layer cake is often decorated with swirls and swoops of the cream cheese frosting then topped with candied pineapple or dried pineapple flowers. Another option is to coat the sides in chopped toasted pecans or sprinkle the entire cake with flakes of coconut. The many great flavors in this cake combine beautifully and deliciously. Each layer adds an element of either moisture or texture. Because this cake is made with oil and not butter, the layers are ultra moist and made even better by the addition of all the tasty bits!

A beloved Southern dessert, hummingbird cake combines ripe banana, flaked coconut, chopped pineapple, and toasted pecans in a cinnamon-scented batter. The moist layers then get slathered with tangy white cream-cheese frosting. Some say the name "hummingbird cake" comes from the hum elicited when tasting this delicious cake. The lofty layer cake is often decorated with swirls and swoops of the cream cheese frosting then topped with candied pineapple or dried...

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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.