But this Maple Banana & Walnut Coffee Cake? It leaves all of the rest of them as a distant memory. Beyond words, this tender coffee cake is perfectly wonderful!
The secret of many a successful streusel topping is to sprinkle it gently on the top after your cake has baked for a short while - this keeps the cake fully baked, and the streusel from sinking down into your cake and becoming a soggy mess. It stays light and perfectly crumbled, and by adding the sweetened walnuts at the same time, they also stay moist and not dried out at all. But the maple glaze....it's a show stopper!
Two of my girls worked at our local donut shop, and everyone in our family is partial to maple-glazed-anything. And this simple cooked glaze is BETTER than anything you'll find or experience from your local bakery. Perfectly smooth, silky, with just the right amount of sweetness. It's the perfect maple glaze drizzled to take this coffee cake over the top!
I can't begin to tell you how wonderful this is - and it is now a family and friend-tested and approved favorite! Hope you get a chance to make this soon, and please let me know how your family likes it!