Hummingbird Cake

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Appears in Cook's Country April/May 2014

Somewhere this beloved Southern cake took a wrong turn. The combination of pineapples, bananas, and pecans should be fantastic. Instead, recipes yielded heavy, bland cakes.

SERVES12 to 16

TIME2 hours, plus 2⅓ hours cooling and 1 hour chilling

Hummingbird Cake

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

This classic Southern cake full of banana, pineapple, and pecans needed some revamping—its namesake may be lighter than air, but the original cake was heavy and greasy. Reducing the oil was the first logical step, and tweaking the leavener ...

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