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Creamy Banana Coffee Cake

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Serves 12-16 | Prep Time | Cook Time

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Ingredients You'll Need

6 oz. cream cheese softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 TBSP all purpose flour
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 egg
1/2 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
3 TBSP. hot water
3 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup of fresh orange juice
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3 medium ripe bananas mashed
1 cup chopped pecans
1 TBSP. butter melted
1 TBSP.sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon


Combine cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 TBSP. flour and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, beating until smooth. Add 1 egg and beat again. Set mixture aside.

Cream 1/2 cup butter, gradually adding 1 1/2 cups sugar; beat well, Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.Combine soda and hot water and add to creamed mixture, stirring until well blended.

In seperate mixing bowl, combine 3 cups flour, baking powder, salt, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1 tsp. cinnnamon.Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with orange juice.Stir in vanilla, bananas and pecans. Spoon 1 1/2 cups of banana batter into lightly greased 10 inch tube pan. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over batter. Spoon remaining banana batter over cream cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 min or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pan before removing to a rack to finish cooling. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with 1 TBSP. sugar combined with 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.

Garnish this rich coffee cake with whole pecans for an artistic flair.

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