Tracey of Tracey’s Culinary Adventures chose Cinnamon Squares on pages 210 and 211 of Dorie Greenspans Baking From My Home To Yours.
This is a simple lightly mixed batter heavily scented with cinnamon filled with in case you needed to turn up the volume on the whole spiced cake thing- cinnamon sugar, espresso powder and shards of dark chocolate (and in my case a bit of leftover white chocolate lurking in the fridge) and the topped with more of the cinnamon batter. Dorie suggests going all out and topping this with a dark chocolate glaze.
Normally I’d skip the glaze but I just happened to have a couple of cups of ganache sitting there on the bench teasing me (I had just made and filled a wedding cake).
This cake is not for the faint of (spice) heart. In the same way some gingerbread hits you over the head and drags you back to the cave this cake has all the cinnamon subtlty of a brick!
Thankfully I like cinnamon (a lot) so this will get sliced up and put in work freezer for when I need a treat to go with a cuppa. My little boys prefer the caramel mudcake floating around as cupcakes (leftover batter from the top tier of the wedding cake- are we noticing a theme here?) and my good husband is off at a conference.
So now go and check out the TWD blogroll and see how the other cinnamon squares turned out.