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1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 teaspoons firm butter

Cake Batter:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup milk
1 egg

Apple Layer:
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 medium apples, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 350

To make streusel, combine ingredients and mix until crumbly. Set aside.

To make the batter, beat ingredients in a large mixer bowl on low for 30 seconds. Then beat on medium speed, scraping the bowl occasionally, for 2 minutes. Set aside.

To prepare the apple layer, heat the butter in a 9 x 9 x 2-inch square pan in the oven until melted. Sprinkle with brown sugar and arrange apple slices over top.

To make coffeecake, spread the batter over the apples. Sprinkle the batter with the streusel.

Bake the cake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Immediately invert the pan on a heat-proof serving plate. Allow the pan to remain 1 minute, so the butter-sugar sauce drizzles over the cake.

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1 1/2 hours




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