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post #16 of 23
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....yep, and I actually used 5 bananas!!:oops:

 

:eek:

 

There was waaaaay too much liquid in that recipe. Sometimes it's easier and cheaper to just use the original scratch recipes instead of doctoring up a boxed mix…in your case, 2 boxed mixes! After you added extra flour, sugar, coffee creamer, yogurt and everything else, you would have come out so much cheaper and had a better result with the real recipe. 

 

I am sure it tasted great with all those bananas in it! I just think there was too much liquid and not enough flour to hold it together….I don't know. The ratios were just way off.

 

Try the scratch recipe!! I know you will LOVE it! It's very dense. You only need a really small piece of it, so a 9 inch round cake with the 3 layers will feed about 18 people, if not more. 

 

Please try it and let me know what you think! This way you will know what a real Hummingbird cake is supposed to taste like! :o)

 

Good luck!!!

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post #17 of 23

Thanks for the recipe mfeagan, is the pineapple drained or undrained?

 

 

Looking forward to trying this cake now :)

post #18 of 23
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Thanks for the recipe mfeagan, is the pineapple drained or undrained?

 

 

Looking forward to trying this cake now :)

 

Sure!! It's undrained pineapple...sorry!!!

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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by mfeagan View Post
 

 

:eek:

 

There was waaaaay too much liquid in that recipe. Sometimes it's easier and cheaper to just use the original scratch recipes instead of doctoring up a boxed mix…in your case, 2 boxed mixes! After you added extra flour, sugar, coffee creamer, yogurt and everything else, you would have come out so much cheaper and had a better result with the real recipe.

 

I am sure it tasted great with all those bananas in it! I just think there was too much liquid and not enough flour to hold it together….I don't know. The ratios were just way off.

 

Try the scratch recipe!! I know you will LOVE it! It's very dense. You only need a really small piece of it, so a 9 inch round cake with the 3 layers will feed about 18 people, if not more.

 

Please try it and let me know what you think! This way you will know what a real Hummingbird cake is supposed to taste like! :o)

 

Good luck!!!

 

 

ok, I'll try it...will probably make both but replace (1) of the coffee creamers with the pineapple juice..which would equal out to the original liquid but how do I keep my 5 bananas???!!

post #20 of 23
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ok, I'll try it...will probably make both but replace (1) of the coffee creamers with the pineapple juice..which would equal out to the original liquid but how do I keep my 5 bananas???!!

 

 

Try just chopping the bananas (or just some of them) into about 1/2 inch chunks rather than mashing them.  Then fold them in at the very end so they don't get mashed.

 

My own hummingbird cake recipe is exactly the same as my carrot cake recipe.  I just switch out the walnuts for pecans and chunked up bananas for the carrots.  I fold in the bananas at the very end.  It does make a very moist cake even though all the liquid comes from oil and eggs with no other liquids added (the pineapple has to be fairly well drained), and I can see where it would fall apart if there was any more liquid added than the oil and eggs the recipe calls for.

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post #21 of 23
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Sure!! It's undrained pineapple...sorry!!!

 

 

Great thanks for clarifying, soooo excited to try this, unfortunately will have to be next week, due to work commitments, but I shall let you know how it turns out if you like :D

post #22 of 23
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Great thanks for clarifying, soooo excited to try this, unfortunately will have to be next week, due to work commitments, but I shall let you know how it turns out if you like :D

I think you will LOVE it!!

 

And please do let me know what you think! That recipe has been used since the 50s and the little old ladies around here still make it! :)

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post #23 of 23
Sounds dilicius, love old recipes
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