Spiced Banana Cake with Pecan Topping

⅔ cups unsalted butter; softened
2⅔ cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
½ cup water
4 bananas; mashed
3⅓ cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 cup Pecan Valley Pecan Pieces; finely chopped1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter sugar, eggs and water until well blended. Stir in bananas.
3. Stir in baking powder, baking soda, 4 teaspoons cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Blend well. Spread into spring form pan.
4. In a small mixing bowl combine 2 tablespoons with the pecans; sprinkle evenly over batter.
5. Bake in a preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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