I know – no clever title this week – it’s late and my brain just isn’t feeling clever tonight. Oh well – that won’t stop me from sharing these yummy cinnamon squares with you all! Here we go!

This week’s recipe is Dorie’s Cinnamon Squares, chosen by Tracey at Tracey’s Culinary Adventures. I have to admit (with no disrespect to Tracey!), I was NOT looking forward to baking these this week. It’s hot here and we’ve been eating lots of fresh fruits and summery desserts – cinnamon and chocolate isn’t something I really want to eat in the hot summertime (I’m weird like that).  But, since I missed last week (oops), I knew I had no choice but to make them. And good thing I did! I ended up really loving these – I mean really, really. The frosting was by far the best part – a little chocolate, a little butter – YUM. I also love the thin layer of cinnamon, sugar, chocolate and espresso powder hidden in there! I cut the recipe in half and baked it in a loaf pan (it seems like I’m doing that a lot these days- the trusty old loaf pan has been getting a lot of action lately!) and still got eight squares. Just enough for the hubby and me to enjoy!

I’m really glad I didn’t flake out and skip this week – these were a very nice surprise. I know I’ll be making them again and again. Thanks, Tracey, for picking a winner! Head on over to Tracey’s blog if you’d like the recipe – which, you should, because it’s as simple as can be and totally yummy!



  1. I’m so glad you loved these, too! I was surprised by how great they were. Your photos are terrific! I love how shiny your frosting is.


    Comment by Leslie — June 1, 2009 @ 10:34 PM

  2. Isn’t it great when a recipe surprises you like that? I loved this one, it was SO GOOD! Your cake looks great, and the frosting looks terrific.


    Comment by pamela — June 2, 2009 @ 5:33 AM

  3. I’m glad you made these – they’re my new favorite! And what a lovely pink plate you have! ;)


    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — June 2, 2009 @ 8:30 AM

  4. You squares look awesome! To have missed out on these would have been a tragedy!


    Comment by Jennifer — June 2, 2009 @ 9:05 AM

  5. Meraviglioso ,complimenti !


    Comment by Nanny — June 2, 2009 @ 9:33 AM

  6. Meravigliosa ,complimenti ,ha un aspetto davvero initante!


    Comment by Nanny — June 2, 2009 @ 9:35 AM

  7. Looks great.

    My filling sunk. I was so disappointed.


    Comment by chocolatechic — June 2, 2009 @ 10:29 AM

  8. I am glad that you made them, too! They look fantastic! I LOVED that frosting!


    Comment by Teanna — June 2, 2009 @ 10:42 AM

  9. They look wonderful. The loaf pan was a good idea too. Glad you ended up liking them.


    Comment by Sara — June 2, 2009 @ 11:17 AM

  10. Your squares look great! I’m glad you made it too. It was tasty!


    Comment by Wendy — June 2, 2009 @ 12:53 PM

  11. Thanks for baking with me this week! I know there are definitely some weeks I am less enthused about the recipe so I totally know what you mean. Glad you wound up liking the squares so much – yours look wonderful!


    Comment by Tracey — June 2, 2009 @ 6:25 PM

  12. I love how your Cinnamon Squares look like they’re smiling at you! =)

    They look soo tasty, no wonder they’re smiling!


    Comment by Lori Ann — June 3, 2009 @ 11:05 AM

  13. These look so cute! I’m glad you really liked them.


    Comment by food librarian — June 6, 2009 @ 4:41 PM

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