Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TWD: Cinnamon Squares

I’m so happy to be back on the TWD Wagon again! This week was hosted by Tracey from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures . Be sure to run over to her page for the recipe!

I was running somewhat short on time this week between catching up on housework and dealing with new landscaping and a new fence going on at my house so I was quite pleased at how quickly this cake came together. It reminds me of a cinnamon spice cake my mom used to make. I liked the added twist of putting the cinnamon and sugar with the chocolate in the center.

The cake was moist and tender and very flavorful. The chocolate topping, although good, I think over powered the cake. Plus, once refrigerated it hardens, so I would recommend popping it in the microwave for 15 seconds to heat it up. Warm cinnamon cake=heaven.


I think next time I would either use a softer chocolate frosting or even a cream cheese frosting. I used a 10x6 pan since I didn't have an 8x8 (out of ALL my pans...I had a 9x9...but no 8x8??). I also mixed my chocolate to 50% bittersweet 50% semi-sweet since I was trying to use up random packages of chocolate in my pantry. The only thing I had to change was the baking time—I had to add about 5 minutes.


Thanks for hosting this week! If you would like to see how the other bakers did, check out TWD’s blogroll.














6 comments:

Teanna said...

It looks absolutely delicious! Glad you could make it even without the 8x8!!!

Leslie said...

Yummy! I love your process photos. I didn't refrigerate ours and it stayed fresh (but didn't last long) and the frosting didn't harden.

chocolatechic said...

I didn't do the chocolate frosting.

Yours looks wonderful;.

isa said...

Love your step-by-step photos. Your cake look beautiful! Nice job!

Tracey said...

Thanks for baking with me this week! Love all of your photos! I thought the chocolate frosting overwhelmed the cake a bit too.

lasinthekitchen said...

Wow, your Cinnamon Square cake turned out gorgeous! The frosting on your cake is soo thick and yummy looking!