Pineapple Coffee Cake

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Has anyone ever called to say they are coming over and you have nothing to serve?

This coffee cake is easy to make and will have everyone asking for more. Plus, the smell of cinnamon adds a sense of warmth to any home.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pineapple (apples can also be used)

In small mixing bowl, combine topping ingredients. Blend with fork until crumbly. Set aside.

. Sift 1 1/2 cups sifted flour with baking powder and salt into a bowl.
In a medium bowl, beat together beaten egg and 3/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter or oil.
Add milk and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and mix well.
Pour half batter into a a greased and floured 8-inch square or 9-inch layer-cake pan. . Sprinkle pineapple over batter.
Pour remaining batter over pineapple.
Sprinkle topping crumb mixture evenly over batter.

Bake at 375 for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake tests done. Partially cool in pan on wire rack. Cut coffee cake into squares while still warm.

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