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Chai Cake

Chai Cake

Take a slice of this chai spice loaf cake as a sweet treat while sipping with a cup of Chai vanilla tea
Prep Time25 mins
Cooling1 hr 45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: cake, Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chai Cake, Indian
Servings: 8
Calories: 370kcal

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 Tea bags flavored with orange rind and sweet spices
  • cup Boiling water
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp Ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp Ground cloves
  • ¾ cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Butter or margarine
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Additional ground cinnamon, if desired

Chai Glaze

  • 2 tbsp Butter or margarine
  • 1 ½ cup Powdered sugar.Reserved 2 tablespoons prepared tea
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ¼ tsp Ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and side of round pan, 8×1 1/2 inches, with cooking parchment paper. Grease paper with shortening; lightly flour. Place tea bags in boiling water in measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing liquid into measuring cup. Add enough water to tea to measure 2/3 cup. Measure 1/2 cup tea for cake; reserve 2 tablespoons tea for glaze.
  • In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the salt, ginger, cardamom and cloves; set aside. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth and blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with 1/2 cup tea until smooth. Pour into pan.
  • In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the salt, ginger, cardamom and cloves; set aside. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth and blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with 1/2 cup tea until smooth. Pour into pan.
  • Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in all remaining ingredients until smooth. Spread Chai Glaze over top of cooled cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories370
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 16g 25%
    • Saturated Fat 9g 45%
  • Cholesterol 90mg 30%
  • Sodium 280mg 12%
  • Total Carbohydrate 54g 18%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Protein 3g 6%

  • Vitamin A 12%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 6%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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