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Gooey Butter Cake

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Ingredients

1 box (18-1/2 ounces) yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1 stick butter
8 ounces cream cheese
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar
Chopped pecans, optional

Instructions

Mix cake mix, 2 eggs and butter together and spread into greased 13X9-inch pan. Mix cream cheese, 3 eggs, vanilla and powdered sugar together until smooth and pour over cake mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons powdered sugar over top with chopped pecans, if using. Bake for an additional 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not overbake.

Jean Clingan
Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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