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"My grandmother would make this cake for birthdays and it's great for holidays like Christmas and Valentine's Day. I dedicate this recipe in memory of her, Gertrude Hearn."

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ounces red food coloring
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
2-1/4 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon salt

ICING:
2 cups milk
6 tablespoons flour
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

Cream together butter and sugar; add eggs and vanilla. Set aside. Mix together food coloring, cocoa, vinegar and baking soda. Stir in buttermilk and add to sugar/butter mixture.

Sift cake flour and salt. Add creamed mixture, blending well. Pour batter into two greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool. Split each layer into two layers. Spread icing between each layer and on top.

ICING:

Mix milk and flour; cook until mixture boils. Cool throughly. Beat butter and sugar until white; add vanilla. Blend in flour mixture.

Diane Cotton
Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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