Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TWD - Cinnamon Squares


This week’s TWD recipe is Cinnamon Squares and was chosen by Tracey from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures. This is one recipe that I have had my eye on making for a while. The swirl of chocolate and cinnamon through the middle of the cake looks so appealing! The cake is meant to be iced with a chocolate icing, but mine isn’t – I will explain why below.

Friends of my husband’s called on Sunday morning to say that they were in Auckland and would be popping in on Sunday afternoon, so I decided to make my cinnamon squares for them coming. But they arrived while the cake still had about 15 minutes to go in the oven. So, I had to serve the cake warm with no icing on top. I was going to ice the rest of the cake, but there wasn’t actually much left of it.

I enjoyed the cake warm - it is a fairly robust cake and seemed to be a bit lighter when warm. I bet it was delicious with the chocolate icing on top, but it was also a nice plain cake. Very easy to make and I guess you could make lots of variations – raspberry jam swirled through the middle would be nice.

See what the other TWDers thought here.

18 comments:

Cakelaw said...

Your squares turned out perfectly Tammy - even your ribbon stayed in the middle. Great job!

Leslie said...

Beautiful layers! I made the cappuccino version and it was to die for (but we're huge coffee and chocolate lovers).

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks awesome. I loved it with or without frosting.

Megan said...

It was great, even without the icing.

And now you've got me thinking about a raspberry version.

Tracey said...

Thanks for baking with me this week! Your squares look amazing, even without the frosting. I'm glad you enjoyed them with your guests!

Zeetra said...

Tammy, could you please direct me to where the recipe is? I love cinnamon and chocolate and would love to make this... many thanks.

Tammy said...

Hi Zeetra

If you click on the link to Tracey's blog, you will find the recipe there - but probably not until tomorrow

Tammy

Engineer Baker said...

That looks wonderful! A perfect afternoon snack cake.

The Food Librarian said...

Tammy, looks great! And it doesn't need the frosting!

vibi said...

True, that cake was such a delight anyways, it didn't need frosting.

Although I went ahead even though, and made a cream cheese one. Tasted very, very close to cinnamon buns!

Nicely done, Tammy! I'm glad your company liked it so much!

What's for Supper? said...

I think next time I may try it without frosting. But I may have some unhappy boys though? Great job.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Your cinnamon squares look perfect Tammy!

Amanda said...

I'm glad this worked out for you! It did smell Heavenly, but something went wrong with mine. Amazingly, my ribbon didn't sink LOL

chocolatechic said...

I didn't frost mine either.

I love that your filling didn't sink like mine did.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

you are right--this cake probably would work many different ways. sounds like you all enjoyed!

Karen said...

I liked it with and without the icing, and thought it was best warm, too.
It would be fun to play around with this cake.

lasinthekitchen said...

Your Cinnamon Square cake looks really tasty! It looks perfect on top and in the middle with the cinnamon/chocolate ribbon! Your guests must have loved this treat!!

Di said...

Looks good! I put the chocolate on top and ended up wishing I hadn't. =) I agree--I can think of a number of great variations for this one.