TwD: CINNAMON SQUARES

When I first saw that we were making Cinnamon Squares, I didn't think it would have chocolate. I thought it was an entire chocolate-free month! I love chocolate, but this chocolate and cinnamon duo was a bit much for me. The cake was yummy, though a little dry. I left it in the oven and thought I turned it off, when really I had left it cooking  somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes longer. Ooopsy. The icing was yummy, ummm, it's melted chocolate and butter stirred together. What's better than melted chocolate? Chocolate with butter! It sounds like a Paula Deen recipe. 
After putting half the batter in the pan, you layer with a cinnamon, sugar, and instant expresso mix, sprinkle with chocolate chips, and then add the other half of the batter. In the picture in the cookbook, Dorie's Cinnamon Squares have a lovely, playful wavy line through the middle. My chips went AWOL and all over the place. But still good. I opted for a piece with sour cream, as suggested in the Playing Around Section. I don't know, I really thought I was going to like this one, but it was all a little much. I would love to try the cinnamon bread sans chocolate as a more breakfast/brunch item. 

I gave most of the squares away to my co-worker for picking me up from the oral surgeon's. She shared them with the rest of the office who apparently loved them. I've still got a few in the freezer that I'm planning to pull out in a few weeks and try again. Perhaps when I'm craving something chocolate and over-the-top. Thanks to Tracey of Tracey's Culinary Adventures for this week's pick! 

7 comments:

Jules Someone said...

Hope your mouth is doing ok! Your cake looks lovely.

chocolatechic said...

My entire filling went AWOL, but it was just so good.

Megan said...

They look great - and chocolate with butter does sound like Paula Deen!

lasinthekitchen said...

Your squares look great - it doesn't look like you overbaked them at all! And obviously I didn't read the playing around section because I had no idea about pairing it with sour cream! I love how it looks marbled!

Tracey said...

Thanks for baking with me this week! Your squares look terrific! Sorry they weren't a big hit for you.

margot said...

They look yummy and it sounds like the recipients really liked them, which is always nice.

Cakelaw said...

Your squares look great! I wasn't a fan either - I thought the cake very plain.