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Jerkins' Family Favorites, Part 4

As Christmas approaches and we put together our menu for the Jerkins family dinner, I can’t help but think of dessert. Our family loves dessert and it is always the hardest part of the menu to choose. This year, we’ve decided on Hummingbird Cake. I am thrilled to share this recipe with you because it was one of my grandfather’s favorites that we have been cooking for almost 40 years. Plus, it offers many great opportunities to incorporate children into the preparation!

This recipe calls for lots of chopping, stirring and frosting. Those are good exercises to develop young children’s muscle control and hand-eye coordination.



Cake Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 beaten eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

1½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained