Chai Spice Cupcakes

Chai Spice Cupcakes

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Chai Spice Cupcakes

withVanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

Chai Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting has the classic Chai spice flavor with an added new twist, cinnamon chips. The vanilla bean cream cheese frosting works perfectly with the spice seasoning blend and would be great to frost just about anything from brownies to spice cake.

Three Recipes

This post actually contains three separate recipes. One recipe for Chai Spice, one for Chai Spice Cupcakes and last but not least, the recipe for Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting. But what exactly is Chai. We did some digging and this is what we came up with.

Chai

Chai [CHAI] 1. An aromatic spiced tea flavored for centuries in India, where chai stalls tended by vendors (chaiwallahs) have long been a popular gathering place. Chai (also called masala chai), is a blend of loose-leaf tea, milk and ground spices (chai masala), typically cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, freshly grated nutmeg and pepper.

Chai can be found in natural food stores and specialty tea and coffee shops in a variety of forms including liquid concentrates, powder and loosw-leaf tea/whole spice packages. 2. chai [SHEH; SHAY] A French term usually referring to an above-ground building used for storing wine.

chai spice


Chai Spice

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. In a small bowl combine spices.
  2. Store in an air-tight container.
chai spice
chai spice

Chai Spice Cupcakes

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chai spice mixture
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips

Cooking Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and 1 1/2 teaspoon spice mixture.
  3. Gradually add to creamed mixture, alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  4. Fill paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full.
  5. Bake at 350 for 24 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool on wire rack until completely cool.
  7. Frost with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.

Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 of a whole vanilla bean pod
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. Split vanilla bean pod in half.
  2. Use the tip of a knife to scrape the vanilla bean paste from each side of the pod.
  3. Whip cream cheese in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  4. Add butter and beat to combine.
  5. Add vanilla extract and vanilla bean paste.
  6. Beat in powdered sugar, a little at a time, until frosting is of desired consistency.
Recipes On Tap

Red White and Blue Cupcakes Cream Filled Funfetti Cupcakes  just to name a few. Recent Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis

Chai Spice Cupcakes are made with Watkins 1868


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