Cinnamon Squares - Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Food Librarian - Cinnamon Squares

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Tracey of Tracey’s Culinary Adventures chose Cinnamon Squares on pages 210 and 211 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. Be sure to head over to Tracey's blog. Her blog rocks!!!

Food Librarian - Cinnamon Squares
I've made this recipe before and it is delicious! A perfect breakfast, tea, snack, brunch, dessert, 3:00 pm, midnight and TV snack. Yes, a friend indeed.

Food Librarian - Cinnamon Squares
The center swirl is a delicious combo of instant espresso powder, sugar, cinnamon and chocolate. I know some people don't care of the flavor combo of cinnamon and chocolate, but I love it. I put in 3/4 of the batter, the swirl, then the remaining 1/4 batter.

Food Librarian - Cinnamon Squares
The topping is a mix of melted bittersweet chocolate and butter. Simply yum.
Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers

Recipe: Find it on Tracey’s Culinary Adventures, or in Dorie's fantastic book, Baking.
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Ria Mathew said... [Reply to comment]

Mary,It's perfect!looks soooo good!!!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

that is just delectable....

Donna-FFW said... [Reply to comment]

I have tried this before and loved it also, and you are right.. its one of those great snack cakes!! Yours looks terrific!

Isabelle Lambert said... [Reply to comment]

tout simplement fantastique ta présentation. Je trouve que c'était un gâteau qui n'était pas facile à photographier et toutes les présentations de ce matin sont superbes :)

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

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

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, that looks really good! I totally agree, this is the perfect cake at any time of the day.

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake looks perfect, Mary. I'm even a tad envious of your swirl. I loved this one, it was SO good. Your frosting looks so rich and decadent, too.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Wow this really looks great! You had real success with this one :)

Shari said... [Reply to comment]

These look beautiful! Professional and perfect! Why am I not surprised?

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

I can't believe I haven't tried these yet. I adore cinnamon!! They look really good!

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

yum, yum, yum...I'm craving a piece right now!

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Yours looks gorgeous and delicious! The melty chocolate on that first photo is divine!

~~louise~~ said... [Reply to comment]

Just popped in from Mary Anne's (Meet Me in the Kitchen) I'm with you, I love the marriage of cinnamon and chocolate. I wouldn't mind nibbling one of those Cinnamon Squares right now along side my coffee. Thanks for sharing...

I'm off to check out your Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake!

MacDuff said... [Reply to comment]

This looks ridiculously awesome. Nice job!

Lady Baker said... [Reply to comment]

oh my, your photos are perfect! I can't wait to get home and have some more.

You are so right--it's the perfect snack for any time! I had some last night around 10pm with a glass o' milk, and this morning was tempted to have another small piece with my coffee!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Ooo this looks really delicious!

Ingrid_3Bs said... [Reply to comment]

Like you I'm one of those that likes cinnamon and chocolate. This looks amazing.

Your photos are wonderful! I think the love came through.

Soy*Baby said... [Reply to comment]

Looks fantastic. I adore your pictures.

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Sign me up! I am always down for cinnamon and chocolate.

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

I absolutely ADORE the fact that you made these AGAIN . . you are so FIERCE! Love it!

Fantastic pictures and I agree with you . . great anytime snack. Like, right now! :)

Beryl said... [Reply to comment]

Such glossy swirly frosting! Looks fantastic!

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

This is great any time of day - I only wish I had made it again.

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Your cinnamon squares look fabulous!!!!!

Karen Brown Letarte said... [Reply to comment]

OMG.... these look fantastic, totally drool-worthy. I could devour several at this very moment. Unfortunately, my DC can't stand anything coffee-flavored. Maybe I could leave that out and subsititute something else? Gorgeous job! :) K

Madam Chow said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful results and photo, as usual!

Patricia @ ButterYum said... [Reply to comment]

Your photos really make me want to give these squares a try!

Sara @ Our Best Bites said... [Reply to comment]

Love cinnamon and chocolate together. This picture caught my eye right away on foodgawker. YUM!

Jayme said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my this looks absolutely incredible! I too love cinnamon and chocolate together! Will add this to the 'to bake list' for sure :)

Beautiful photos btw!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

great work! i'm wanting another piece right now :)

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

Who doesn't like cinnamon and chocolate? Seriously!

It's one of my favorite combinations and these look delicious!

Leslie said... [Reply to comment]

This looks absolutely perfect! I bet putting in 3/4 of the batter before layering in the ribbon really helped keep it in place. Nice job!

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

Woahhh... what a nice ganache! Glistening under the light! ...oh! and I just love your teethmarks! LOL LOL I know it's kinda strange to get compliments on teethmarks... LOL but I dunno there's something about the fact that we rarely see them and goodness knows how many food blogs we go through!

Very nice, Mary!

Amy of Sing For Your Supper said... [Reply to comment]

Oh yum - they look just perfect! Beautiful!


Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

those look delicious!

chocolatechic said... [Reply to comment]

I love the fork lines in your frosting on that last picture.

It looks beautiful.

Justin said... [Reply to comment]

this looks really good

Charli said... [Reply to comment]

I could eat your pictures they look so good! Your frosting spread really does look perfect!

Audrie said... [Reply to comment]

Oh. My. I need to make this for my husband's family reunion next weekend!!!

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

looks divine, girl!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said... [Reply to comment]

oh man- that looks incredible!!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Those look aaaawesome. Great job. These were tasty.

Jodie said... [Reply to comment]

Looks great!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that first photo is such a tease - looks soo delicious I want to take a bite!
I love the cinnamon/chocolate combo too!

Creative Classroom Core said... [Reply to comment]

Great work! These look lucious and yummy!
The frosting looks so amazing in your pic! Now I am craving them!

spike. said... [Reply to comment]

beautiful! love the teeth marks on the last photo!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Your chocolate frosting looks so shiny and perfect. I agree that this cake was delicious any time of day (or night)!

Hindy said... [Reply to comment]

Your photos are so luscious. I wish I still had a square in my kitchen but I don't.

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

I love choc and cinnamon together. I'll have to make this one day.

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

what a nice cake! I m drooling!

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

ahhh...they look so good! i'd snatch the whole 8x8 right off your counter!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I just drooled all over my computer screen. Your photos are ridiculous! OMG!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Your squares look wonderful!

Tammy said... [Reply to comment]

I so have to make this again with the frosting!

Carol Peterman/TableFare said... [Reply to comment]

I'm with you, this was fantastic and I love chocolate and cinnamon, or any spice for that matter.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for baking with me this week Mary and for your kind words :) Your squares couldn't look more amazing. That frosting is calling my name!

karen said... [Reply to comment]

it looks amazingly beautiful. i loved how this recipe was a little out of the norm. i agree with you, it is a perfect cake for almost any time of the day!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Wow your cake looks amazing! That frosting looks so rich and gooey!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I love the teeth marks :)...that is the best part of the picture....

Cori said... [Reply to comment]

yes. Yes. YES! Your photos are wonderful as well.

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

That looks amazing.

Di said... [Reply to comment]

That looks gorgeous, Mary! I wish I'd gotten more pictures of mine before the glaze really set. I agree that this is great any time of day. =)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

YAY, you're a bruin too! i love your blog; the photos are gorgeous! i am drooling over the chocolate frosting here; it looks SOOO meltly delicious!

Exile Kiss said... [Reply to comment]

Hi The Food Librarian,

What a beautiful blog. Thanks for the great pictures and ideas on baking. :)

Michele said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake looks perfect!

Lori said... [Reply to comment]

That is simply yummy looking. SO funny, I am still surprised what recipes are in that book. I thought I had read it cover to cover but apparently I missed a whole lot!

Teanna said... [Reply to comment]

Look at that FROSTING! SO GOOD!

April said... [Reply to comment]

They were delish weren't they? I'm beginning to think you never bake anything that doesn't turn out well : )

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I almost licked my monitor--that chocolate frosting looks so creamy and luscious. MMmmmmmmm....Racheal

Cristina said... [Reply to comment]

Bellissime le foto il tuo blog è molto interessante, passerò spesso.

The Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Lady said... [Reply to comment]

Those cinnamon squares look so unhealthyly heavenly!

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