Tuesdays with Dorie: Cinnamon Squares

You guys, my brain is fried. There is a small pathetic puddle of gray jelly in between my ears, where my thinkbox should be. I can’t even summon the mental fortitude to wax rhapsodic about the cinnamon squares we made this week:

See, I’m writing this entry a few days in advance, because we’re going to Peru for a few weeks and I don’t want to leave my blog sad and outdated, so I’ve been planning on writing and dripping the TWD posts while I’m gone. However, I have also been working, and hosting my visiting brother, and shopping for the trip, and making endless (endless!) checklists and plans and contact lists, because I am a high-strung Type A monkey who can’t eat breakfast without a 5-bullet point plan of action. Long story short: I have been trying to write this entry all evening and have not been able to concentrate long enough to think of something clever to say.

Which is a shame, because this was a really nice cake. I love the combination of cinnamon and chocolate, and I thought the cinnamon swirl running through the middle was a really nice touch. The cake came together easily, and had a nice, moist crumb. I might have wanted a little ice cream on the side, but that’s really not the cake’s fault, now is it?

Sorry Dorie, it’s a nice cake, but it’s no match for Vacation Planning Brain. Cinnamon Squares: 0, Mush Brain: +1. Rematch next week!

17 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie: Cinnamon Squares
  1. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] says:

    Your pictures are description enough. Makes me want to bake these now :D

  2. Amanda says:

    I’m glad it worked for you :) Mine flopped, but I will probably try it again sometime.

  3. Jules Someone says:

    Your cake looks lovely! Nice job on the ribbon.

  4. Katrina says:

    Well, your photos look just as good as the ones in the book. Job well done! After all the planning and brain mushing, enjoy your trip!

  5. vibi says:

    Love that first picture, Liz… on a bed of cinnamon stick (that’d make a great romatic song for Bon Jovi, no?) LOL

    Beautiful, as usual… if I may add.

  6. chocolatechic says:

    Beautiful cake, even if you do have vacation brain.

  7. chocolatechic says:

    Beautiful cake, even if you do have vacation brain.

  8. Leslie says:

    With a beautiful cake like that, you don't need clever words. How did you get your frosting to have those wonderful..stripes?

    Have fun in Peru & travel safely!

  9. Jennifer says:

    These were delicious! Have fun in Peru!

  10. Megan says:

    The cake was victorious! Vacation planning beats cake any day, I say.

  11. MacDuff says:

    oh my god! peru! so lucky – have an AMAZING time!

  12. Jodie says:

    Wow, they look great. Hope you have a great trip!

  13. lasinthekitchen says:

    Your cinnamon squares look wonderful! Your cinnamon/chocolate ribbon looks great and the frosting… I want some!
    Have a great vacation!

  14. TeaLady says:

    Peru!!!! Fantastic. Have a great time. Are you going to Machu Pichu. You will, of course, post pics, RIGHT!!!!

    Cake looks just right.

  15. Tracey says:

    Thanks for baking with me this week! I hope you have a great trip!

  16. The Food Librarian says:

    Great cake! Have a wonderful time. Can't wait to see your other posts appear, and your photos upon your return!

  17. epm training says:

    Nice post. Thanks for sharing useful information.

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