food, Homemade, recipe

Cinnamon Squares

A while back, I used to own a cake business where I made these delicious bundt cakes. I had about 40 flavors and could make well over 100 various combinations. 

Anyway, from time to time (or most of the time) I have a craving or taste for one of those pound cakes. But, I kind of get lazy and anxious for the whole process. I want my dessert now and I don’t always want it in cake form. So, that’s when I try to get creative. 

 

CinnaBundt pound cake
CinnaBundt

I created this cinnamon bun pound cake a few years ago. It is super delicious and addictive. Today, I decided to turn it into some delicious cake squares.  They were fairly quick and easy, and the bake time was half the time it would have been to make a whole pound cake. 
 
cinnamon square
 
Here’s the recipe

Cake 

1-1/2cup Flour

1tsp Baking Powder

1/2tsp Baking Soda

1/2tsp Salt

3/4cup Sugar

1/2cup Butter

2 Eggs

1tsp Vanilla

1/2cup Buttermilk


Cinnamon Filling

3/4cup Brown Sugar

4T Butter

1tsp Cinnamon 

Walnuts, Raisins optional 1/4cup should do


Cream Cheese Glaze

4oz Cream Cheese

4T Butter

1cup Powdered Sugar

1tsp Vanilla

4T Milk
Directions:

  1. For cake: Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until combined. 
  3. Add eggs, and blend completely. Then add vanilla
  4. Add half of flour mixture to batter. Blend well. Then add buttermilk. Blend, then add remaining flour mixture. 
  5. Coat pan with butter and a little flour. Preheat oven to 350. Pour batter in pan.   
  6. For filling: Blend together brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Should form clumps. 
  7. Sprinkle filling over cake batter in pan.   
  8. Then, use a knife or spatula to swirl batter and filling together.   
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes.     
  10. Let cool!  
  11. For glaze: Cream butter and cream cheese together. 
  12. Add in vanilla, then powdered sugar
  13. Slowly pour in milk until desired consistency.   
  14. Spread on cooled cake, if you can wait that long.   
  15. Enjoy!  

 Try to not eat it all at once!

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