Banana Coffee Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting
* 1 1/3 cup of flour
* 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/4 tsp baking soda
* 2 large ripe bananas
* 3/4 cup of white sugar
* 3 tbsp vegetable oil
* 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
* 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
* 1 large egg
* 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
* 1 tbsp of water
* 1 tbsp of butter
* 2 tbsp pecan pieces
* 2 tbsp of sweetened coconut flakes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a glass pie or cake dish with cooking spray.
Combine the banana, vegetable oil, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and egg in a bowl and beat with a mixer on medium speed until mixed thoroughly.
Mix the baking powder, salt and baking soda with the flour then gradually mix the flour into the banana mixture until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan then place in the oven and bake for 25-27 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then remove from pan and place on serving plate.
Combine the brown sugar, water, butter, pecans and coconut in a small pan over medium heat; bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Carefully spread the warm frosting over the banana cake, making sure to coat the top of the cake evenly. Slice and serve. Enjoy.