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Cherry Coffee Cake

A simple recipe to start your day off right.


1 1/2 cups cherries, pitted and halved
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and lightly flour a 10 inch tube pan. Place cherries in a bowl and toss gently with 2 tablespoons flour. Set aside.

Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Beat together the oil, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and milk until smooth in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the flour mixture until smooth. Fold in the cherries. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean, about 60 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a serving plate or wire rack.

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Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

This apple-topped coffee cake is perfect for morning or for a dinner dessert. A crunchy streusel topping and powdered sugar glaze give it a lovely finish.


Coffee Cake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 large apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced


Streusel Topping
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, chilled


1 cup powdered sugar
4 teaspoons or more water
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