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Banana Streusel Coffee Cake

Yield 1 (10") cake
The yummy streusel's on the inside of this moist banana Bundt cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 mashed ripe bananas (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons water

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Stir in banana and vanilla.

  2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition.

  3. Combine pecans, 2 tablespoons sugar, and cinnamon. Pour half of batter into a greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan; sprinkle with pecan mixture. Pour remaining batter over pecan layer. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool on wire rack.

  4. Combine powdered sugar and water, stirring until smooth. Spoon glaze over cooled cake.

Christmas with Southern Living 2002