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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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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