Something easy and wonderful!!

Needing something after Mardi Gras a little lighter...this turned out very nice. Found it on Cooking Light....very easy!! I substituted buttermilk for the regular milk. I find it makes a tender crumb.
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Banana-Coconut Crumb Cake
breakfast, cakes
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter; chilled 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup ripe banana; mashed 3 tablespoons milk 1 large egg cooking spray 1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut 1 teaspoon water
Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugars, allspice, and salt in a bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Reserve 1/2 cup flour mixture for topping; set aside.
Combine remaining flour mixture, baking powder, and baking soda; add banana, milk, and egg. Beat at medium speed of a mixer until blended. Spoon batter into an 8-inch round cake pan coated with cooking spray.
Combine reserved 1/2 cup flour mixture, coconut, and water; stir with a fork. Sprinkle crumb mixture over batter. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool on a wire rack.
Contributor: Cooking Light, MAY 1998
Yield: 8 servings
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