As we now honor his memory with President's Day - coming up Monday - here is a dessert that will have that two-fold purpose of honoring George Washington, whose actual birthday is several days away.
When I was teaching, I would purchase something called Swiss Cake Rolls made by Little Debbie. They resembled the logs of the cabin where Lincoln had his beginning, and the students really enjoyed them. So - I associate the chocolate of this cake with Abraham Lincoln. The cherries that are added remind me of that story of George Washington and the cherry tree.
Once again, I must give Betty Crocker credit for this one. It appears in a cookbook from the late seventies.
I followed the directions for the Chocolate-Cherry Cake variation. I do believe it will be amazing served with a dollop of whipped cream!:-) It would also be great for a Valentine's Day simple dessert! Can't wait!:-)