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Caramel-Frosted Hummingbird Cake

Makes: 16 servings
Prep 1 hr 5 mins Cool 2 hrs Bake 350°F 30 mins
Caramel-Frosted Hummingbird Cake
Ingredients
  • 3  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  cups  sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  baking powder
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cloves
  • 2  cups  mashed bananas (5 medium)
  • 1  cup  cooking oil
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 2  cups  peeled, shredded uncooked sweet potatoes (about 1/2 lb.)
  • 1 8  ounce can  crushed pineapple (juice pack), drained
  • 1  recipe Caramel Butter Frosting
Directions

1. Let eggs stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease three 9-inch round cake pans. Line bottoms with waxed or parchment paper. Grease and flour paper; set aside.

2. In bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cloves. Stir in bananas, oil, eggs, and vanilla until moist and thick. Stir in sweet potatoes and pineapple. Spread evenly in prepared pans.

3. Bake 30 minutes or until pick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Peel off paper. Cool completely.

4. Prepare Caramel Butter Frosting. Place one layer, flat side up, on plate. Spread top only with 1-1/4 cups frosting. Stack and frost remaining layers. Makes 16 servings.

Caramel Butter Frosting

Yield: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  butter
  • 2  cups  packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup  milk
  • 6  cups  powdered sugar
Directions

1. In large saucepan melt butter; add brown sugar. Bring to boiling over medium heat; stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 minute; cool 5 minutes. Whisk in milk until smooth. Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth. Use at once; frosting stiffens as it cools. Makes 4 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Caramel-Frosted Hummingbird Cake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 16,
  • cal. (kcal) 741,
  • Fat, total (g) 27,
  • chol. (mg) 71,
  • sat. fat (g) 9,
  • carb. (g) 125,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 6,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 10,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 101,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 2721,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 52,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 310,
  • Potassium (mg) 274,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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