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Chocolate Carmel Cake

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"This cake has become a family favorite. I have a standing order for it at all family gatherings, although we have been unable to come up with a good name for it. It is extremely rich -- not good for the old waistline."

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

TOPPING:
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 jar (15 to 18 ounces) butterscotch ice cream topping
1 package Heath Bits (or 2 Heath bars crushed)
1 container (8 ounces) whipped topping, thawed

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13x9x2-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

TOPPING:

While cake is still hot from oven, pour sweetened condensed milk and butterscotch topping evenly over cake. When completely cool, top with whipped topping. Sprinkle with desidred amount of Heath Bits. Keep in refrigerator.

Nancy O'Mary
Rock Island



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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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