How to Make Hummingbird Cake

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Assemble ingredients!!

Assemble ingredients!!

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Line cupcake pan. Grease 2 cake pans with butter and lightly flour. Heat oven to 350.

Line cupcake pan. Grease 2 cake pans with butter and lightly flour. Heat oven to 350.

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Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and salt. Stir in nuts if needed. Set aside

Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and salt. Stir in nuts if needed. Set aside

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In a mixer, beat sugar, brown sugar, and eggs on high speed. Add in pineapple and bananas, oil, vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture. Divide batter into pans, bake at 50 minutes

In a mixer, beat sugar, brown sugar, and eggs on high speed. Add in pineapple and bananas, oil, vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture. Divide batter into pans, bake at 50 minutes

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Note: I decided to not put the pineapple into the cake mixture this time. Instead I used it in the icing---- I used most of the juice and some of the pineapple for icing combined w the coconut flakes

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For the icing, use a mixer. Beat butter, cream cheese at low speed then add vanilla extract. Put in confectioners sugar 1 cup at a time, then mix at medium speed about 5 minutes

For the icing, use a mixer. Beat butter, cream cheese at low speed then add vanilla extract. Put in confectioners sugar 1 cup at a time, then mix at medium speed about 5 minutes

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Since I only made 2 layers for the cake I decided to use the extra to make cupcakes!!!

Since I only made 2 layers for the cake I decided to use the extra to make cupcakes!!!

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Cool the cakes before flipping them out of the      pans

Cool the cakes before flipping them out of the pans

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Once cooled, remove cakes from the pans. Layer them with the icing in between and on top. Mine turned out a bit runny this time but still tastes good ;)

Once cooled, remove cakes from the pans. Layer them with the icing in between and on top. Mine turned out a bit runny this time but still tastes good ;)

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I also had enough frosting for the cupcakes, which the hubby loves. The cake will be for our Memorial Day celebration tomorrow!!

I also had enough frosting for the cupcakes, which the hubby loves. The cake will be for our Memorial Day celebration tomorrow!!

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