Triple Layer Hummingbird Cake


Special Diet Notes: Triple Layer Hummingbird Cake

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.

Triple Layer Hummingbird Cake
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This recipe and photo was posted by Cate O’Malley at Just Baking and courtesy of the Dallas Morning News.
Serves: 10 to 12 servings
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1½ cups vegetable oil
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 cups chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts, divided use)
  • 2 cups chopped bananas
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Icing (Dairy-Free “Cream Cheese” Frosting recommended – double batch for 2-layer)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with butter; dust the bottom and sides with flour. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl and stir until well blended.
  4. Add the eggs and oil, and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened, taking care not to beat them.
  5. Stir in the pineapple and juice, 1 cup of the nuts, the bananas and vanilla.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans.
  7. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Let the cakes cool in the pans for about 10 minutes, then turn them out onto racks to cool completely.
  9. Spread the icing between the layers, stacking them on a cake plate.
  10. Ice the top and sides of cake, and sprinkle remaining nuts over the top.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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