June 2, 2009

Cinnamon Squares Go Round




Despite living in Sunny Southern California, May Gray/June Gloom sets in every year. Coastal communities, like the one I live in, become covered by a thick layer of clouds and fog which if you're lucky burns off in time for a late afternoon or perhaps sunset. I just got back from a few days in Seattle and came home with an actual sunburn, something I'd be hard pressed to get at home these days. One benefit of June Gloom is not having to feel guilty spending the day indoors, specifically in my kitchen, whipping up a batch of this week's TWD, Cinnamon Squares. After all the great food we consumed in the Pacific Northwest (the coconut cream pie at Etta's should not be missed) I halved the recipe, which yielded 6 cupcakes.

To achieve the same layered effect in the full square cake, fill each liner with one heaping spoonful of batter, sprinkle on the chocolate and cinnamon/sugar mixture, then add a second spoonful of batter evenly over the top. Be careful not to overfill to avoid excessive muffin top. That goes for the baker as well- so be sure to share these with your loved ones!
Thanks Tracey for a great pick this week. For more Cinnamon Square fun, check out the blogroll.

10 comments:

Pamela said...

Pretty ribbon in your cupcake!! Great job.

chocolatechic said...

Gorgeous job.

I have never heard of Grey May/June gloom.

Maybe that is your 'winter'...

Leslie said...

Excessive muffin top: good on a muffin, bad on a baker.

These look delicious! It's great to know a half recipe makes 6...that seems to be a safe quantity to have around the house.

Kim said...

Love the cupcakes. So cute. I think muffin tops and baking along with TWD go hand in hand.

Erin said...

Love the cupcakes!

You're so right about June Gloom. San Francisco didn't see the sun this weekend so it was the perfect weekend for baking!

pinkstripes said...

Your cupcakes look gorgeous. I don't like the days of may gray/june gloom. I need the sun to wake me up in the mornings.

lasinthekitchen said...

I keep forgetting about June gloom until it's actually upon us!

I love your Cinnamon Square muffins! They look soo tasty! Muffin tops on bakers - too funny!

RecipeGirl said...

Look at your blog! It looks wonderful!!!! Love all of the changes.

I absolutely have been HATING the May Gray/June Gloom, but was happy that the sun FINALLY came out today. Perhaps it will stick around for a while??

These Cinnamon Square cupcakes look delicious!

Tracey said...

Thanks for baking with me this week! I made cupcakes too with the playing around version of the recipe and enjoyed them. Yours look terrific!

spike. said...

Wow, a sunburn in Seattle? That's never happen to me when I visit! Love your cupcakes