By Susan Ransome
This recipe was discovered as I was flicking through some back issues of BBC Good Food magazines, March 2005 to be precise. My other half is not much of a dessert fan, but subsequently helped himself to another slice, and this has since become an all-time favourite in my household. It is a breeze to bake as all the ingredients simply go into one bowl and is mixed with the most minimum of effort.
Chocolate Cinnamon Squares
175g room temperature butter, cubed
200g golden caster sugar
175g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
3 tbsp milk
100g dark chocolate roughly chopped
1 tsp ground cinnamon
100g light muscovado sugar
85g chopped nuts (optional)
1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line the base of an 18 x 27cm tray bake with baking parchment.
2. Put cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer until well blended and creamy.
3. Tip into cake tin and spread evenly right nto the corners, then scatter chocolate on to top. Mix the remaining topping ingredients and scatter over top of chocolate.
4. Bake for 40 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Cool in the tin before cutting into squares.