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Elvis Presley Pound Cake

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You can add fresh fruit and whipped cream.

Ingredients

3 cups sugar
1/2 pound butter, softened
7 eggs, room temperature
3 cups cake flour, sifted twice
1 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

Butter and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Cream together sugar and butter. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in half the flour, then the whipping cream, then the other half of the flour. Add vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pan. Set in cold oven and turn heat to 350 degrees. Bake 60 to 70 minutes, until a knife inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool.

Gerie Wilson
Moline



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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
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