Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TWD: Cinnamon Squares


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection are the Cinnamon Squares. They were chosen by Tracey of Tracey's Culinary Adventures. These squares have a thin layer of cinnamon, sugar, chocolate and espresso powder in the middle of a cinnamon cake that’s topped with a bittersweet chocolate frosting. We weren't really sure what to expect from this recipe. We like cinnamon, chocolate and espresso, just never had them all together.

The only changes we made to this recipe was that we baked the cake in a 9" round springform pan, rather than the 8" square dish.

Overall, we thought these squares were pretty good. Some members in our household enjoyed them a lot and said they were really good, but we thought they were so so. We would rate them a 3.5 out of 5. Maybe if we made them next time we would take out the espresso powder.


Anonymous said...

Wow, your Cinnamon Square cake looks amazing!! The cinnamon/chocolate ribbon swirls really pretty and the frosting looks soo delicious! I love the flavor combo so this recipe is a keeper for me!

Lisa and Maria said...

Thanks!! Didn't you think this recipe was so simple? Your pictures turned out great! We loved the pink flowers from your mothers yard! Pink and brown just go so well together! Can't wait to see everyone's posts for next tuesday! Gotta get bakin!
~Maria and Lisa