Monday, January 16, 2012

Doctor Bird Cake -With Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Doctor Bird Cake-also called "Hummingbird Cake" Almost the color of gingerbread.
I have no idea how old this recipe is. A really moist delicious recipe.
It was passed on to me by a Great Aunt, who said, it had been given to her. This recipe originated in Jamaica.

2cups Flour
2-1/2tsp. Baking soda
2tsp. Cinnamon
1/2cup Oil
2cups Sugar
1-8oz can Crushed pineapple with the juices
2cups Grated carrots
1-1/3cups Flaked Coconut
1-2 Ripe bananas- pureed
1/2cup Chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350*
In a bowl mix flour,baking soda,salt and cinnamon.Whisk to blend.
In another larger bowl beat oil, sugar, eggs and bananas.
Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. beat until smooth.
Add all other ingredients and stir well, to blend.
Pour into 13x9 cake pan and bake for about 1 hour or,
until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
Frost with-

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting:
1-8oz. package Cream cheese-softened
1 Cup Flaked coconut
1tbl. Milk
2cups Confectioners sugar
Beat the cream cheese and milk until fluffy. Add sugar 1 cup at a time, beat until well combined.
Stir in coconut. Spread over cake. (Sometimes I have to add a little more confectioners sugar.)

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