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Hawaiian Coffee Cake

  • Beginner
  • 1 8x8-inch coffee cake
  • 50 min
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Coconut-Pineapple Topping
3 tablespoons melted butter OR margarine
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup flaked, sweetened coconut
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple in heavy syrup, drained
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® Quick Rise Yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter OR margarine
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Coconut-Pineapple Topping: Pour butter into an 8 x 8-inch baking pan, swirling to coat bottom. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar and coconut. Spread crushed pineapple over coconut mixture.

Cake: Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large mixer bowl. Heat milk, water, and butter until very warm (120o to 130oF). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg, vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Spoon evenly over prepared topping. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Bake at 375oF for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Invert and remove from pan; serve warm.

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