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Hummingbird Cake

Cake
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups chopped bananas
1⁄2 cup chopped pecans

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs, and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.
(Do not beat) Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup pecans, and bananas.
Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9″ round cakepans.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake; sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top.
Store in refridgerator.

Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed, with an elelctric mixer until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until light and fluffy.Stir in vanilla.
Yield: 3 cups.

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