Chai Cake

Imagine a cake version of a Chai Latte or Indian tea, well here it is, a chai inspired cake! Soft moist spiced cake with a rich sweet ginger spiced frosting. I’m not huge fan of chai lattes as I’m not a big fan of milk, but this cake was a little slice of heaven! As it was a trail, it’s only a 4inch round ( a mini cake).


Cake Ingredients:
60g Margarine
140g Caster Sugar
120g Self Raising Flour
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
125ml Milk
1 Chai Tea Bag
1 Egg
1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
1/8 Tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 Tsp Cardamom

Frosting Ingredients:
Vanilla Butter Cream
1/8 Tsp Ground Ginger
1/8 Tsp Mixed Spice
1/8 Tsp Cinnamon

IMG_6581In a microwave proof cup add the 120mls of milk and a chai tea bag. Heat in the microwave for 1- 1 1/2 minutes to allow the tea to brew into the milk. Then allow to cool back down to temperature so that the cake batter doesn’t curdle. IMG_6584

In a mixing bowl add the remaining cake ingredients to the bowl and pour in the tea infused milk


Mix the batter on medium speed for at least 2 minutes. IMG_6586

Pour the batter into 2 4 inch greased cake tins and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 170c.

IMG_6650Make some butter cream by beating together 50g butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 tbsp milk and 2-3 cups of icing sugar. Then Add mixed spiced, ground ginger and cinnamon.IMG_6652

Mix until all combined into the butter cream.IMG_6651

Allow the cake to cool and trim and level off one of the cakes. IMG_6654

Add the spiced butter cream in the middle of the cake and sandwich on the other cake. Slice and enjoy!

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