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Ingredients

1 cup liquid shortening
1 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup nuts, optional
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine, melted

Instructions

Beat liquid shortening, sugar and eggs until creamy. Mix dry ingredients together and add to mixture alternately with 1 cup milk. Mix sugar and cinnamon together. Set aside. Melt margarine over low heat. Pour 1/2 batter into 9x13 inch pan. Top with 1/2 the cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour remaining batter into pan. Spread, then top with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour melted margarine over entire mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Donna Fiems
Silvis



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