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Mandarin Orange Cake

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Ingredients

2 cups white sugar
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 can (8 ounces) Mandarin oranges, drained
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
Frosting:
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
6 tablespoons milk
6 tablespoons butter

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in bowl and beat two to three minutes. This seems very thick, but oranges break up and cake gets moist. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes in a 9x12-inch pan. There is no shortening in this cake. While the cake is baking, make the frosting. Bring just to a boil and pour over cake while cake is still hot from oven. When times comes to serve this cake, I use a dollop of whipped topping on each piece tinted with orange for Halloween and Thanksgiving; red or green for Christmas or any other color you like.

Lynette Marr
Illinois City



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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