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Ingredients

1 box yellow cake mix
1 can (14 ounces) Eagle Brand milk
1 can (15 ounces) cream of coconut
2 tablespoons dark rum
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, juice packed
1 pint whipping cream, sweetened to taste or Cool Whip (8 ounces)
1 bag (12 ounces) shredded coconut

Instructions

Bake yellow cake in 9x13-inch pan following box directions. While cake is warm, poke holes all over top. Slowly pour mixture of Eagle Brand milk, cream of coconut and rum over it. Spoon undrained pineapple and juice over the cake. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Before serving, cover with whipped cream and sprinkle with coconut.

Diane Sharp, Rock Island



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  Today is Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.






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