I am a semi professional baker. I usually give recipes the benefit of my doubt for their first try, especially from a trusted site like eatingwell. That being said, I triple checked the quantity of baking powder before proceeding. Is it supposed to be 1 teaspoon??
The cake tastes like eatingwell's other muffin/quick bread recipes. I did add some cinnamon, and used brown sugar. The flavor is pretty good. I do think some maple extract would be nice next time. I also added unsweetened coconut to the topping, instead of pecans.
There is a distinct taste of baking powder, though. Do try 1 tsp instead of tbsp. i think this is why my cake fell!