Friday, May 25, 2012

Chief Cost Cutter Hummingbird Cake

Apparently, Obama is spending a lot less than the GOP would like us to believe.

Chief Cost Cutter Hummingbird Cake

Cut into THIS!

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. freshly ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
6 mashed ripe bananas
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 sticks butter, divided
2 eggs
3 tsp. vanilla, divided
2 cups finely chopped pecans, divided
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350°F.  Line 9x13-inch pan with foil and spray with no stick cooking spray.

Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl; set aside.  In large bowl, whisk bananas, pineapple, oil, 1 stick butter, melted, eggs, and 2 tsp. vanilla until well combined.  Stir in dry ingredients and 1 cup nuts with wooden spoon or rubber spatula until dry ingredients are completely moistened.  Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until cake is springy in center when touched.  Let cake cool completely.

Meanwhile, prepare frosting:  Beat remaining butter, softened, remaining vanilla and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.  Gradually beat in powdered sugar.  Reserve 1/2 cup frosting.

Quickly lift cooled cake out of pan using foil handles.  Cut cake in half horizontally to create 2 9x6-1/2" cake layers.  Place 1 cake layer on serving platter.  Spread top with frosting.  Top with remaining layer, upside down.  Frost sides and top of cake.  Gently press remaining chopped nuts onto sides of cake.  Pipe reserved frosting decoratively along top edge of cake.

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