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"My grandmother would make this cake for birthdays and it's great for holidays like Christmas and Valentine's Day. I dedicate this recipe in memory of her, Gertrude Hearn."

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ounces red food coloring
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
2-1/4 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon salt

ICING:
2 cups milk
6 tablespoons flour
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

Cream together butter and sugar; add eggs and vanilla. Set aside. Mix together food coloring, cocoa, vinegar and baking soda. Stir in buttermilk and add to sugar/butter mixture.

Sift cake flour and salt. Add creamed mixture, blending well. Pour batter into two greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool. Split each layer into two layers. Spread icing between each layer and on top.

ICING:

Mix milk and flour; cook until mixture boils. Cool throughly. Beat butter and sugar until white; add vanilla. Blend in flour mixture.

Diane Cotton
Rock Island



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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
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