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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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
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1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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