3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter or shortening
1/3 cup cream cheese or Neûfchatel cheese
1/2 cup milk
1-1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375°. Grease and flour a 9X9" square pan. Mix sugar, shortening, cream cheese, and egg thoroughly. Stir in milk. Blend dry ingredients and stir into the sugar mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
In a seperate bowl combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of batter.
Bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck into the center comes out clean. Serve warm.
This is a variation on a coffee cake my father often made while I was growing up.
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