Super Yummy Cinnamon Squares

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Cinnamon Squares
Yum. Cinnamon Squares.

Cinnamon Squares
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Espresso. Serious Yum.

Today is my friend's Yuko & Chikara's 4th Anniversary! They are in Japan and I want to wish them a Happy Anniversary! (If you lived closer, I would have baked you a cake!) Hopefully, I'll visit Japan in the fall and bring something across the Pacific (and Narita Express).

As I continue through Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From my Home to Yours book, I saw this recipe for Cinnamon Squares (page 210). The cake looked good, but I wasn't sure of how all the flavors would come I discovered, them come together good. I totally recommend this recipe for a light dessert. Enough chocolate to satisfy, but not overwhelming.

I only had bittersweet chocolate in Ghirardelli chips, so I had to throw them into the food processor to get them smaller for the filling. Next time, I'll definitely make sure I have bar chocolate to finely chop. By the way, my cat has finally climbed off the ceiling after unexpectedly hearing the food processor - it sounded like it was grinding bricks!

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1. Layer batter, 2. Bittersweet chocolate, 3. Mixture of cinnamon, sugar and instant espresso powder (followed by another layer of batter), 4. My new Magic Line 8 x 8 pan - I looked at the bottom of my other Magic Line pans and noticed it said, "Gardena, CA" which is in the South Bay. I found their website and went to their factory/storefront. I wish I had found them earlier! I think I have about 10 round, square and rectangle pans from them that I bought at Surfas and Sur la Table. These square pans are totally square - the edges come out very, very clean. Love it!

Cinnamon Squares
The frosting couldn't be more easy! Melt butter and bittersweet chocolate in a double boiler...and spread it on the cool cake! Very chocolate and very smooth.
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Brian said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, man. Can you 3-D fax me one of those?

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

You made these already! They look fantastic! OMG!

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