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Tropical Coffee Cake


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt

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  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Cream butter. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed of electric mixer.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture, beating well.
  5. Spoon half of batter into a greased 9-inch square pan; sprinkle with half of pecan mixture.
  6. Repeat procedure with batter and pecan mixture. Gently swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.