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Ingredients

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups Wesson oil
3 large eggs, beaten
3 to 4 chopped bananas
1 small can crushed pineapple, reserve juice
1 cup chopped nuts
Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 box powdered sugar

Instructions

Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar. Add oil and stir. Add eggs, bananas, pineapple, and nuts. Grease and flour three cake pans. Divide batter into pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then cool on wire rack. When completely cool, frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped nuts over. For cream cheese frosting: Beat frosting ingredients together until smooth. Frost three layers, tops and sides.

Margaret Wadsworth
Rock Island



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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