Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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!