Starbucks Classic Coffee Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Make topping by combining 1 cup flour with brown sugar, a stick of
    softened butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl. Mixture should
    have the consistency of moist sand. Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

  3. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter, 3/4 cup light brown sugar
    and 1/2 cup granulated sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy.
    Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add this dry
    mixture to the moist ingredients a little bit at a time. Add milk and mix

  5. Spoon the batter into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan that has been buttered and
    dusted with a light coating of flour.

  6. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the batter. Be sure the topping
    completely covers the batter.

  7. Bake cake for 50 minutes, or until the edges just begin to turn light
    brown. Cool and slice into 8 pieces.