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Ingredients

2-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 pound (2 sticks) margarine
4 eggs
3 cups sifted flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons soda
1 pint (16-ounces) sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
TOPPING:
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Cream 2 cups sugar and margarine until smooth. Add eggs; blend until smooth. Sift flour, baking powder and soda. Alternate sour cream and flour mixture into margarine mixture. Stir in vanilla. Pour half of batter into greased 13x9-inch pan. Blend topping ingredients. Cover batter with half of topping. Combine remaining batter, 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon and walnuts. Pour rest of batter on topping. Then sprinkle other half of topping over that and bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.

Sharon Farral
East Moline



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