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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

" PINEAPPLE-APRICOT COFFEE CAKE "

Pineapple-Apricot Coffee Cake on Foodista
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, well drained
1/4 cup apricot jam
1 - 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk

Streusel Topping

1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and lightly flour an 8 inch-square baking pan.

Prepare streusel topping: In a small bowl combine nuts, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a small bowl combine crushed pineapple and apricot jam. Set aside.

In a medium size bowl stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl beat butter and until creamy. Beat in sugar, egg and vanilla until well combined (batter may appear curdled). Stir in flour mixture and milk, alternately, mixing only until combined. Don't over mix.

Spread batter in prepared pan. Dollop the pineapple mixture by teaspoonfuls on top of the batter. With a narrow-bladed knife, swirl the pineapple mixture into batter. Sprinkle with streusel topping.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center of the coffee cake (not in the pineapple mixture) comes out clean and the coffee cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.

Serve warm

Makes: 1 - 8 inch square coffee cake.

Notes: Crushed pineapple will measure 2/3 cup after drained.
If you bake with butter you know that "softened butter" means to use it at room temperature or beat until it is soft. But when you use margarine, you can save time by substituting the kind that comes in tubs or one of the low-fat spreads.
Baked goods made with these lower-fat products tend to dry out quicker and become stale faster. so if you want blue ribbon results, especially if you don't plan to serve all of the baked product immediately, stick with butter or regular margarine.

26 comments:

  1. I never thoughts of having a pineapple coffee cake. I bet it's very moist.
    Sounds delish.
    Joyful

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  2. That sounds interesting but good !:D

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  3. Would love to see a picture of this creation!

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  4. I never think to make cakes, but this delicious. I might have to try it :)

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  5. Thanks for leaving me the sweet comment! Tried to follow your blog too... but I'm already a follower. Duh!

    This sounds yummy. My grammy used to make apricot pineapple jam and it was so delicious. Can't wait to try it as a cake :)

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  6. Geri,
    This sounds so good to sit down and have coffee with. Or have a diet coke with like I would.
    vickie

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  7. I drooled just reading the title. I can't wait to actually make it.

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  8. This would certainly make the house smell wonderful!

    Sue

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  9. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!! Just the name of it alone makes my mouth water. I am so trying this. Thanks for the great recipe! Have a great week!

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  10. I have never mixed pineapple and apricot before, but it sure sounds delicious!

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  11. I love coffee cake of all kinds and this sounds scrumptious!

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  12. I love coffee cake. I'll have to try this one soon.

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  13. I really like the way this cake sounds. I've bookmarked the recipe for the holidays.

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  14. This sounds like serious comfort food... Mmmmm. What a lovely recipe.

    Debbie
    http://MommysCook.com

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  15. I have a cake that has cream cheese with pineapple frosting- the cake has mandarin oranges in it and I love it. This sounds like it would be wonderful!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by today ! love the Fall look of your blog so festive ! going to take a look around your blog :)

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  17. I love a good coffee cake. You have some great recipes here. Too bad they're not gluten free. :)

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  18. Put apricot in and it is amazing. I want to try this and let you know just how amazing it reaslly is. Off to print.

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  19. Oh Boy, I love coffee cake! Thanks for visiting my site, hope to see you back, even without a contest ;)

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  20. I'm with you, Buttah! all the way! Sounds delicious!!!!

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  21. Yum! Anything with Pineapple and Apricots has to be good! Will try it out for sure. -LeslieMichele

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  22. I heart coffee and yours seems to have a great combo of flavors :)

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  23. This sounds so good!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Many blessings!

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  24. Hi Geri, your cake looks delicious but as I just joined Weight Watchers this week I will have to just admire it from afar. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  25. uh oh Geri, I've just found your blog AND I'm supposed to be losing weight before summer but your blog is tempting me away from the diet

    I'm going to give this one a go this weekend, when hubby is back!

    lovely blog and I'm off to add it to my favourites!
    Corrie:)

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