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Ingredients

Cake:
4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup self-rising flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
Frosting
5-1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces
2 egg yolks
2/3 cup milk
4 ounces butter (not margarine)
4 tablespoons confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons dark rum (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease and line a 12x9-inch jelly roll pan. Beat the eggs and sugar in a bowl until light and foamy. Fold in flour and cocoa. Pour into pan and bake for 12 minutes. Turn out onto parchment paper sprinkled with sugar. Peel off the lining parchment and trim the edges. Cut a small slit halfway into the cake, 1/2 inch from one of the short ends. Roll up tightly, enclosing the parchment paper. Cool. To make frosting, place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Beat in the egg yolks and milk. Stir until thick. Cover with wax paper and cool. Beat the butter and sugar until pale. Beat in the cooled custard and rum (if using). Unroll the sponge. Spread 1/3 of frosting and reroll. Place on serving plate. Spread the remaining frosting over the cake and drag a fork through so it resembles a log. Sprinkle with sugar and decorate with holly leaves.

Mary Kastor
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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