Tuesdays with Dorie: Cinnamon Squares

June 2, 2009 at 2:17 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 50 Comments

cinnamon squares

I’ve often wondered when Cinnamon Squares would have their fifteen minutes of TWD fame.  Thanks to Tracey of Tracey’s Culinary Adventures, their time has come. 

Chocolate, coffee, and, of course, heaps of cinnamon join forces here to form simple squares of cakey goodness.  Add frosting, and it becomes simply outrageous.  As an aside, why do I always accidentally stick my finger in frostings, and then notice only after I’ve taken pictures??

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or read Tracey’s Culinary Adventures.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Looks divine! *Sigh* if only a square were sitting in front of me right now!

  2. Mmm those look so delicious, I’ve been meaning to try them!

    And I didn’t even notice the finger-jab until you mentioned it. 🙂

  3. They look sensational even with your little finger prints. Mmmm! Did you enjoy them?

  4. This looks great. I just made key lime squares and noticed a dog hair in the pictures after I was done!

  5. That’s a beautiful photo. It makes me wish I had cake leftover in my kitchen right now. Well done!

  6. Your cinnamon square looks really nice and yummy, great pic too!

  7. wow ! ce glaçage ! il est parfait ! tu fais toujours des présentations parfaites ! c’est superbe 🙂

  8. Looks delicious! I think the icing looks shiny and gorgeous. 😀

  9. 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

  10. That looks delicious! Your ribbon didn’t sink nearly as much as mine did.

  11. Looks like I missed a good one. Save me some.

  12. were the squares soft and moist? i’m curious about their texture.

    • Amanda- The recipe has a boat-load of butter, so they were nice and moist. Pretty much your typical “snack cake” kind of texture. They kept well for a couple of days (I did a half recipe in a loaf pan, so we didn’t have them around too long).

  13. This looks like the perfect slice! We loved this one, and I loved that it was so easy to make.

  14. Now that is one mouth-water piece of cake! I absolutely loved this recipe.

  15. LOL I’m not sure I’ve even ever noticed that print in the frosting, before… but hey! Could become a trademark!

    Your squares looks amazing, Steph.. just like in the book!

  16. Beautiful.

    I just loved this cake.

  17. oh my god, that icing…

  18. Your squares look wonderful! I love the swirls in your chocolate frosting–mine didn’t swirl well, but still tasted great. Beautiful!

  19. I adore your picture. So pretty.

  20. I didn’t even notice the fingerprint. I was too busy gawking at how swirly and shiny your frosting is. Great job!

  21. Your cinnamon squares look AMAZING! I always love your pictures….this TWD was truly a keeper!

  22. Wow, that frosting looks mouthwateringly delish

  23. Wow, those look fantastic!! Almost better than the book 🙂

  24. Your squares turned out beautifully! Mine – not so much. I love how you got your frosting to look like frosting and not a pile of goo! Well done!

  25. Gorgeous…how did you get that frosting to look like that? The most fun this week is seeing everyone’s ribbon of chocolate inside the cake…yours is very nice. They are all different!

  26. PERFECT swirly frosting! AND that filling is the best (how it swirls down and around). Wow… that is one amazing photo! My frosting kept melting for some reason. Maybe it was from the 80 degree kitchen I was in! Looks absolutely wonderful!

  27. It looks great- I love how shiny the frosting turned out on this!

  28. oh, I so wish I had made the frosting!!

  29. perfect perfect perfect!!

  30. YOur square looks great. Wonderful picture! I don’t see any fingerprints.

  31. Steph – your picture is prettier than Dories.

  32. Save up all my veggie dinners to splurge on this very soon!

  33. What a perfectly delicious photo of a perfectly delicious cake!

  34. Thanks for baking with me this week! Your cake looks absolutely gorgeous! I think I need you to come to my house and give me photography lessons because your picture is amazing.

  35. i didn’t notice the fingerprint until you pointed it out – i do that ALL THE TIME too! looks great. 🙂

  36. That’s gorgeous! I love the shininess of the frosting.

  37. Your Cinnamon Square looks so moist and I like how the light reflects on the luscious frosting!

  38. they look just delicious!

  39. wow how delicious !

  40. It is settled. I’m ordering this book tomorrow. I’ve drooled over too many of your pictures now. They look great. BTW, thanks for the response on the frosting for your last post. Will definitely like to give that cake a try.

  41. Hahahah! If you ever figure that out, please let me know! I am always finding fingerprints in pictures too!

    Your square looks absolutely perfect (smudge and all!).

  42. That is one good lookin’ cinnamon square.

  43. Yum! These look so good. Love the picture!!

  44. What a fabulous photo – the glistening chocolate looks to die for.

  45. Oh my goodness, the glaze on that thing! Lethal! 🙂

  46. That frosting looks amazing!! Actually, the entire thing does… the swirl! Yummm.

  47. That looks so delicious – and so light too. The icing is fantastic – I just want to lick it off, haha!

  48. LOOK AT THAT FROSTING! Ooooohhhhh soooo nice.

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