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Naomi's Red Velvet Cake

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Ingredients

1 stick of butter at room temperature
1-1/2 cups of sugar
4 large eggs
2 tablespoons red food color
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 cups flour, sifted
1 cup of buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
Cream cheese frosting:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 stick margarine or butter, softened
2 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 2 cake pans. Dust with flour. Cream butter and sugar until fluffly. Add eggs, food coloring and water. Stir. Add cocoa, flour and buttermilk, alternating flour and buttermilk. Beat until smooth. Add vanilla, vinegar and baking soda last. Pour batter in pans and bake 30-45 minutes. Use toothpick or fork to test doneness. To make frosting beat cream cheese, margarine, milk and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer or by hand until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and spreadable. Frost cooled cake.

Naomi Miller
Rock Island



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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