Hummingbird Cake

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Here I’ve made a favourite from the Southern States of America, following a recipe from Roger Pizey’s ‘World’s Best Cakes’.

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Ground cinnamon, three large eggs, vanilla extract, fresh pineapple, chopped pecans and two bananas have gone into this rich, moist and crumbly triple layered cake.

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The Cream Cheese Frosting has the addition of the grated zest of an orange. I think the fresh edible viola and pansy flowers make this one of my prettiest cakes yet.

I chose to omit Roger Pizey’s chopped pecans as a final sprinkling. I felt it would have been just a little nuttiness too far. I went for some extra orange zestiness instead.

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