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Gooey Butter Cake

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Ingredients

1 box (18-1/2 ounces) yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1 stick butter
8 ounces cream cheese
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar
Chopped pecans, optional

Instructions

Mix cake mix, 2 eggs and butter together and spread into greased 13X9-inch pan. Mix cream cheese, 3 eggs, vanilla and powdered sugar together until smooth and pour over cake mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons powdered sugar over top with chopped pecans, if using. Bake for an additional 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not overbake.

Jean Clingan
Rock Island



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
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