June 2, 2009
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.