Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TWD: Cinnamon Squares



This week's Tuesdays with Dorie is from Tracey of Tracey's Culinary Adventures. She chose for us to bake the Cinnamon Squares from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. The recipe can be found here. I was excited to try these. The recipe is extremely easy to put together, and I really like the combination of chocolate and cinnamon. Usually I make quite few substitutions to these recipes to put my own spin on them, but this one I kept simple. The only think I changed was substitute skim milk for the whole milk because that is all I had on hand. I figured it wouldn't make much of a difference given all the butter that was in the recipe. The whole house filled up with the smell of cinnamon. The cake took about 50 minutes to bake.

I halved the recipe for the icing and only spread a thin layer of it over the cake, because I didn't want the cake to be too sweet or the chocolate to be the dominating flavor. I think this cake tasted great. I might reduce some of the sugar in the batter next time because it still was rather sweet, but not too bad. This cake goes great with coffee or milk. Another great recipe from Dorie! Be sure to check out the blogroll to see what other bloggers did.

4 comments:

lasinthekitchen said...

I love your Cinnamon Square cake - it looks delish! And the plating just sets off the Mexican flavor pairing of chocolate and cinnamon - the colors are really rich, just like the cake!

Tracey said...

Thanks for baking with me this week! The ease of this recipe was definitely a deciding factor in my selection :) Your squares look great and I'm glad you liked them!

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad you liked it. It looks great!

Leslie said...

This looks so yummy! We really enjoyed this one.