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Ingredients

3 squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup margarine
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

FROSTING:
1 square unsweetened chocolate
1 tablespoon margarine
3 tablespoons skim milk
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, or more if needed

Instructions

Melt 3 squares chocolate and 1/2 cup margarine together over low heat. Set aside. Beat eggs until foamy; add sugar and beat well. Add chocolate mixture, beating until smooth. Add flour and salt. Beat. Add vanilla. Beat. Stir in chopped nuts, if desired.

Pour into greased glass 9x13-inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Frost carefully while hot.

For frosting: Melt 1 square unsweetened chocolate and 1 tablespoon margarine together over low heat. Add skim milk and powdered sugar. Add more sugar if needed to make smooth frosting.

Jane Grahlmann
Rock Island



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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