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Ingredients

2 cups flour
2-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
1-2/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
Vanilla frosting with 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup coconut

Instructions

Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, blending after each. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with coconut milk. Pour into pans. Bake 30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool. Spread bottom layer with frosting and sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the coconut. Add top layer; frost top and sides and sprinkle with coconut.

Nancy O'Mary
Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
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1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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