Cinnamon Squares…

by Jamie on June 1, 2009


This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe for Cinnamon Squares was chosen by Tracey of Tracey’s Culinary Adventures. I love cinnamon, but something about a cinnamon and chocolate combination does not go over well with me. I left the decision up to the boyfriend; he ended up choosing cream cheese frosting over the chocolate from the recipe. Cream cheese frosting is his favorite, so I do not even know why I bothered to ask his opinion…I think he would eat it dolloped on a pickle. I also left out the espresso powder because I did not have any on hand. This cake came together with ease, baked up beautifully in 47 minutes. Once the cake was cooled to room temperature I slathered on the cream cheese frosting and placed it in the fridge overnight. After cutting the cake, I was pleased to see that my cinnamon and chocolate swirl did not sink to the bottom as some TwD members stated in the P&Q. Overall, we though this cake was delicious, I would love to try adding chopped apples to the batter. The cream cheese frosting was an amazing addition to this cake, and I will definitely be making this again!
For the recipe, check out Tracey’s blog or flip to pages 210-211 in Baking: From My Home to Yours. For more variations on this delicious recipe, head over to the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll. Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!


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avatar The Food Librarian June 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Looks beautiful. The cream cheese frosting sounds great.

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avatar Megan June 1, 2009 at 10:16 pm

mmmm – cream cheese frosting. What a great idea!

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avatar vibi June 1, 2009 at 10:17 pm

LOL I knew someone else would make this! LOL I too am not a great fan of chocolate and cinnamon, perhaps we both come from the same cabbage patch!
I didn’t leave it to anyone else though, to decide to make cream cheese frosting… come to think of it, the pickle idea is not too bad, ya know! LOL

What I enjoyed most about this cake with the cream cheese frosting, was that it was just like having a great cinnamon bun!

Very well done, Jamie… I’m glad you guys enjoyed it!

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avatar What's for Supper? June 1, 2009 at 10:28 pm

What a beautiful picture…I love the green accents.

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avatar Katrina June 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I don’t really love cinnamon and chocolate together either, but thies was good. Love your photos!

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avatar Leslie June 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm

The cream cheese sounds like it was a great combo with the cinnamon. Your cake rose so nicely! Mine ended up a little flatter but still delicious.

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avatar Steph June 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm

So many people talk about not liking cinnamon and chocolate before, but I’ve never tried that combo.. or at least I don’t think so. I was more freaked out at how much cinnamon was going into the cake! Your squares look beautiful. You can’t go wrong with cream cheese!

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avatar oneshotbeyond June 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm

I have been seeing cinnamon everywhere lately. This is one of the ones I’d really want to try…looks like my perfect square just waiting patiently!

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avatar The Cooking Photographer June 1, 2009 at 11:20 pm

That looks sooo good right now.

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avatar Amanda June 2, 2009 at 6:32 am

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

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avatar Em June 2, 2009 at 6:35 am

Gorgeous as always!

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avatar Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] June 2, 2009 at 6:51 am

I am in LOVE with those little green spoons. Super-adorable!! :)

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avatar Pamela June 2, 2009 at 7:01 am

Looks wonderful and the frosting looks so good, too. Good choice! And the ribbon looks so pretty in your cake.

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avatar Cristine June 2, 2009 at 7:21 am

I bet this was awesome with cream cheese frosting. YUM!

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avatar Maria June 2, 2009 at 7:37 am

Love your photos! The frosting looks great!

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avatar berrybushel June 2, 2009 at 9:09 am

Cream cheese frosting sounds so good on this cake! I left the espresso out too, but infused my milk with chai tea. Good to know it tastes great without espresso!

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avatar chocolatechic June 2, 2009 at 11:13 am

Cream cheese frosting sounds wonderful.

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avatar Amy June 2, 2009 at 11:20 am

What beautiful pictures! I bet the cream cheese frosting was delish!!

-Amy
http://www.singforyoursupperblog.com

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avatar zoe June 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm

i loooove cinnamon! Great idea with the frosting!

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avatar Natalie June 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm

you definitely can’t hate on him for loving cream cheese frosting!

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avatar Jennifer June 2, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I love cream cheese frosting, too, and the combo sounds delightful.

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avatar Jodie June 2, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I’m with your guy- anything is better with cream cheese frosting. What a great idea!

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avatar Ingrid June 2, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I’m actually going to give this one a try and NOT put it off. :) I have to admit that unlike yourself and your BF I think cinnamon makes chocolate better though your idea of adding cream cheese frosting has me wondering.

Cute, you and em have the same little forks. :)
~ingrid

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avatar Clivia June 2, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Cream cheese icing – great addition! Your photos are lovely. Glad you enjoyed.

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avatar jillbert June 2, 2009 at 4:58 pm

What a cute fork! I missed this week, but I think the cream cheese frosting sounds like a great combo with the cinnamon.

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avatar Melissa June 2, 2009 at 6:37 pm

I like the idea of the cream cheese frosting! Yours looks fantastic!

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avatar Tracey June 2, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Thanks for baking with me this week! Your photos are gorgeous, as always! I came this close to frosting my cupcakes with cream cheese frosting but I got lazy at the last minute and just slathered the chocolate on there. I’ll probably try cream cheese frosting next time so I’m glad to hear it was good!

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avatar Rachel June 2, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Wow I bet the cream cheese frosting was delicious!

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avatar Lillian June 3, 2009 at 8:20 am

The chocolate frosting was great, but cream cheese sounds pretty good too. Your squares look lovely!

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avatar lasinthekitchen June 3, 2009 at 10:00 am

Wow, that's a great variation of the Cinnamon Squares! I love both chocolate and cream cheese frostings – yours looks soo tasty!

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avatar Cathy June 3, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Cream cheese frosting on a pickle – that sounds like one of my pregnancy cravings! Seriously, I can't even imagine how incredible this had to be with cream cheese frosting. I LOVE the cake part of this. Your pictures are incredible. Glad you enjoyed!

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avatar TeaLady June 3, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Great idea to use the cream cheese frosting. I didn't put frosting because I thot the chocolate would overpower the cake.

Looks good, jamie

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avatar talat June 7, 2009 at 3:45 am

It looks like it straight from a magazine cover. Qiick question: where did you get this cute little spoon? it's adorable

Jackie @ PhamFatale.com

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avatar Teanna DiMicco June 8, 2009 at 9:42 am

With cream cheese frosting!?! That is brilliant!!!

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avatar Christina June 26, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Would you be so kind and post Tracey`s URL? I never visit her blog before, so I didn't know!

Many thanks!!!!

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