Coconut-Sugar Hummingbird Cake
Coconut-Sugar Hummingbird Cake
  • prep: 40 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 40 min
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  • Summary

    This classic southern cake can be over-the-top sweet. Enter coconut sugar, a sweetener from the sap of the coconut tree's flower buds. While it has no coconut flavor, it does bring a caramelized, almost savory complexity to baked goods. It's perfect in a cake that's plenty sweet (as well as moist), thanks to the fresh banana and pineapple. This recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter).

    Ingredients

    • 16 ounces cream cheese
    • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 3/4 cup safflower oil, plus more for pans
    • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups coconut sugar, such as Bob's Red Mill
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 3 large eggs, room temperature
    • 1 3/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (from about 5 medium)
    • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
    • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
    • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
    • 1/2 cup large unsweetened coconut flakes

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1196 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 72 g 110.57%
    • Saturated Fat: 29 g 146.93%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 116 mg 38.7%
    • Sodium: 789 mg 32.89%
    • Calcium: 110 mg 10.95%
    • Potassium: 575 mg 16.42%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 17.22%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 134 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 21.34%
    • Sugar: 88 g
    • Protein: 12 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 20.87%
    • Vitamin C 45.39%
    • Vitamin D 0.46%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat14
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs5
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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