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A Tasty Chai Tea Cupcakes Recipe

30 Jun 2014

Chai Lattes are my absolute favourite hot drink, and TeaPigs Chai tea comes in a very close second. Now I am aware that we're very much in Summer, but that doesn't mean Chai spiced things are out, right? 
So I decided to put a recipe that I found in my 'Domestic Sluttery' book to the test. The book claims to provide ways for women to 'cheat their way to a perfect lifestyle', and is full of recipes, cocktails, little house decorating tips, and general life hacks. It's a real coffee table book, and I personally love browsing through it... mainly because it's so beautifully presented, but also for the useful and often funny little tips and tricks.
Anyway, I tweaked the recipe slightly and the cakes turned out really yummy, so I thought I'd share with you all!
You will need:

100ml milk
1 tea bag (breakfast tea)
140g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
50g butter at room temperature
125g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the buttercream:

450g icing sugar
200g soft butter
a drop of milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 175°c (fan), and line a baking tray with cupcake cases.
Step 2: Heat your milk in a pan on a low heat until it's simmering. Take your milk off the heat and add your teabag. Leave it for no longer than 1 minute before removing it, and let the milk cool.

Step 3: Mix all your spices together, and add most of this to your flour, along with the baking powder. Add all the spices if you plan on making a plain vanilla icing (or lemon, or orange... lots of flavours work!)

Step 4: Cream your butter and sugar together, add the eggs and vanilla and beat everything well. Add the flour and the milk gradually, alternating between the two. Make sure you have a smooth consistency that's not runny, but will drop off a spoon. 

Step 5: Fill each cupcake case on your baking tray two thirds full and bake for approximately 15 minutes. They should be golden brown and cooked in the middle.
Step 6: To make the icing, simply mix your butter and icing sugar together, and add any flavours you would like. This could be the leftover spice mix, a bit of cinnamon, or some other yummy flavour. 




Even if you're not a baker, these cupcakes are really simple to make and are also quite unusual! 
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1 comment on "A Tasty Chai Tea Cupcakes Recipe"
  1. Ooh I like the look of these a lot and they are so simple! xxx

    P.S. Just put your guest post together and it's looking great, I will email you tonight to let you know when it will be scheduled to go out.

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