National holidays are wonderful, especially when it means you get to spend time with someone you love. My niece was with our family this weekend taking a break from her university studies and we had long visits, watched a few Olympic events and generally just relished being together.
Of course we made a little treat, one of our family favorite cakes. This chocolate cake is an absolutely wonderful standard go to kind of cake. Birthday, graduation, all most any kind of celebration or for some simple President's Day Cup Cakes- I've never been disapointed when I've used this recipe.
Alyssa took the beautiful pictures of these delicious treats and we rushed to get her back to school. We packed some of the cupcakes in a cupcake tin with rice scooped in the bottom so that they would make the ride home safely without getting the decor damaged. A little trick I learned from Jenny of Simple Life Love.