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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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  1. lasinthekitchen says:

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

  2. Lillian says:

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

  3. Rachel says:

    Wow I bet the cream cheese frosting was delicious!

  4. Tracey says:

    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!

  5. Melissa says:

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

  6. jillbert says:

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

  7. Clivia says:

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

  8. Ingrid says:

    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. :)

  9. Jodie says:

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

  10. Jennifer says:

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