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Grandma May's "B&B" Coffee Cake

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"May sampled this cake at a B&B and now makes it for her family!"

Ingredients

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In larger bowl, combine butter, 1 cup of the sugar and eggs until creamy. Add flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture alternately with sour cream and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, walnuts and cinnamon. Pour half of batter mixture into greased and floured tube pan. Sprinkle half of nut mixture on batter and repeat with remaining batter and nut mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Test cake for doneness. (No batter should stick to cake tester.)

Hannah Cosdon
Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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