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Recipe: Cinnamon-Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake

Ingredients:

Topping:

3/4       cup old fashioned rolled oats

1/3       cup flour

1/3       cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

1/4       cup pecans, chopped

1/2       teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4       teaspoon salt

5          tablespoons butter, softened

Cake:

1-1/2    cups flour

3/4       teaspoon baking powder

1/2       teaspoon salt

1/4       teaspoon baking soda

8          ounces cream cheese

3          tablespoons butter, softened

1/2       cup sugar

1          whole egg

1          egg yolk

5          tablespoons milk

2          teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°F.

Spray 9-inch round baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

To make topping: In medium bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon and salt.

Using pastry blender, cut butter into mixture until blended.

To make cake: In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.

In large bowl, mix cream cheese, butter and sugar. Beat mixture until smooth.

Add egg, egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract. Beat mixture until smooth.

Combine flour mixture with cream cheese mixture. Spread mixture in pan. Sprinkle topping over batter.

Bake 35-40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or dust with powdered sugar.

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