View Full Version : Hummingbird Cake

June 30th, 2007, 03:32 PM
here is the "lightened" (calorie-wise) version:

Vegetable cooking spray
3 cups plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups mashed banana (about 5 to 6)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
Cream Cheese Frosting (see below)

COAT 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with cooking spray; sprinkle 2 teaspoons flour evenly into pans, shaking to coat.
COMBINE remaining 3 cups flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
Stir together eggs, applesauce, and oil; add to flour mixture, stirring justuntil dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not beat.) Stir in mashed banana, vanilla extract, and pineapple. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
BAKE at 350 for 23 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool layers in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove layers from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
SPREAD Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Yield: 20 servings.
Prep: 20 min., Bake: 25 min.