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Cinnamon Cakes

This week's Tuesdays With Dorie baking challenge is the recipe for Cinnamon Squares, chosen by Tracy of Tracy's Culinary Adventures. I really liked this recipe because it called for everyday ingredients and basic staples... making it easy to have a homemade cake at any time. The cake itself involves a buttery cinnamon batter, chocolate chips dusted with cinnamon espresso sugar and topped with more batter before baking. If that wasn't enough, the cake is finished off with a bittersweet chocolate frosting.


Rather than making the cake in an 8"x8" pan, I opted to use my jumbo cupcake/muffin pan to make individual cakes. The recipe was perfect to yield 6 jumbo cupcakes. In the process of carefully removing the cupcakes from the pan, a few of the bottoms stuck to the pan so I decided to served them "bottoms up" (that way I could frost the cracks and hide the imperfections!) Served with some homemade whipped cream, it was a perfect ending to dinner!

8 comments

  1. What a great solution to the dreaded cracking! I love how they look with the bottoms iced!

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  2. So adorable! I think it was a really cute idea to serve them upside down, too. Lovely!

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  3. They look so fancy upside down! I'm in love with this idea!

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  4. Your Cinnamon Square jumbo muffins look really dressed up! My mom would love yours since the frosting is all over! =)

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  5. wow, love your individual servings!

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  6. p.s. i think you spelled Tracey's name wrong

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  7. What a spectacular idea! Perfect portions without messing up any frosting!

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