Recipe of the month: Hummingbird Cake with Apples and Coconut


I adore this recipe, and so did Princess Diana. She chose this recipe for her wedding cake.

1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
3 eggs, beaten with mixer
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
8 ounces crushed pineapple, with juice
1 1/2 cups chopped bananas
1 cup chopped apples
3/4 cup coconut
3/4 cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan.

Mix together the oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract. Sift the dry ingredients; add to mixture. Add remaining ingredients. Bake for 48 minutes.

Cool, then frost with Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

2-3 cups confectioners sugar, depending on how sweet you like it

1 teaspoon vanilla


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