Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TWD: Cinnamon Squares


You know how sometimes you just sit and stew about things? Or wash dishes and stew about things? Or bake and stew about things? Well, that's where I was at when I made this very yummy dessert picked by Tracey at Tracy's Culinary Adventures. Plans continue for Mom's party, and those are going great. The trouble comes when relatives try to throw monkey wrenches into the plans. But that's why we love relatives, right???

Good thing this recipe was easy with all the stewing going on, in addition to the fact that half of my tiny kitchen (I mean TINY) has turned into a photo lab. I use my kitchen table for a variety of tasks, and really need the space when it comes to baking day. But with the photo scanner, little laptop, and pictures and slides o'plenty being cleaned and prepped for a presentation at Mom's party, space is at a minimum. Happily this recipe didn't need a lot of bowls or fuss, so the photo lab remained undisturbed.

How embarrassing!

Lucky for me I find stirring and mixing to be very therapeutic, so before long I was done stewing and enjoying the baking. Everything worked out great in putting this together. It took a little longer than stated to bake (almost an hour), but other than a very golden top, the cake turned out great.


Had a little trouble with the frosting when I put that together -- it got a little runny, so the frosting spent a few minutes in the fridge, and the frosted cake took a quick trip to the freezer to set before cutting this up and bringing it to work for my boss' birthday. My co-workers made quick work of it, and I must admit I was over getting a square or two throughout the day. Very yummy indeed.


Another tasty and easy pick to put in the repertoire. I would definitely make these again.

12 comments:

Megan said...

Lovely thick frosting...mmmmm.....

Love the shot of your desk, that's what mine looks like somedays!

Pamela said...

You are obviously quite busy with everything, aren't you? Glad you were able to squeeze this one in and that the baking helped soothe you a bit. Loved it! It looks great, and what a pretty ribbon in the cake, too!

Leslie said...

This was the perfect pick to fit in between other things, wasn't it? I loved how it came together easily, and I totally agree that making it is therapeutic. And then you get to eat it! Now, that's a win- win.

Sara said...

It looks fabulous, just like the picture in the book! I also gravitate towards the kitchen if I am stressed, if only I would gravitate towards the gym instead :)

lasinthekitchen said...

Glad you were able to bake your Cinnamon Squares amidst all of the stewing going on.
Your Cinnamon Squares look soo tasty, I love how the frosting looks so thick and the cinnamon/chocolate ribbon just wanders around!

margot said...

They look fantastic, and how great is it that this delicious cake is so easy? Mine took way longer than I thought they would, too (I made a quarter recipe and it took at least 35 minutes). Good luck with the birthday preparations!

Tracey said...

Thanks for baking with me this week! I love the chocolate swirl in your cake - it's so pronounced! So glad you enjoyed the squares.

Cynthia said...

Looks good. I found it better than I thought it would be as well. That's what's great about TWD because you end up making goodies you never would pick.

Karen said...

It's so nice when a recipe turns out to be simple and tasty!

Jules Someone said...

Yours looks so lovely! My ribbon sank like a stone. Ah well.

TeaLady said...

Looks lovely.

Was nice and easy. Great recipe when time is short.

Hang in. It will all be worth it.

nick said...

We enjoyed these very much as well (my coworkers gobbled up the whole of them before 10AM).

Great looking post!