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Pineapple Crunch Cake

Pineapple Crunch CakeDeliciously moist cake loaded with crushed pineapple and topped with crunchy coconut, nuts and brown sugar. Here is an easy dessert recipe for Pineapple Crunch Cake.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (8.75-ounce) can crushed pineapple in syrup (1 cup)
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.

In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Drain pineapple well, reserving 1/2 cup syrup; set aside.

In large mixing bowl, cream shortening, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Add flour mixture alternately with reserved syrup, beating after each addition. Spread half of the batter evenly in prepared baking pan; spoon crushed pineapple over. Cover with remaining batter.

Combine coconut, brown sugar, walnuts and butter; sprinkle over batter.  Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Serve slightly warm.

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