Chai Latte Cupcakes
Author: Two Purple Couches
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
These yummy chai tea latte cupcakes taste just like the drink - spiced and vanilla-y.
Ingredients
  • For the chai tea spice mix:
  • 1 tea bag of black chai tea (un-brewed)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • For the cake:
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ quantity chai tea spice mix
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • For the buttercream icing:
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ quantity chai tea spice mix
  • 1-2 tbsp chai tea latte concentrate, as needed
Instructions
  1. For the cake:
  2. Mix the chai tea spices in a small bowl.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and beat in one egg at a time. Stir in half the quantity of the chai tea spice mix. Alternately fold in flour and buttermilk, stirring until combined. Do not over-mix. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda and vinegar, then add to cake batter.
  5. Scoop into prepared cupcake tin until ¾ full. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. For the buttercream icing:
  7. In a stand mixer, beat butter until creamy. On low, mix in vanilla and the rest of the chai tea spice mixture. Carefully add powdered sugar, about ½ cup at a time. If the icing seems thick, add 1-2 tbsp of chai tea latte concentrate until buttercream reaches desired consistency. Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes.
Notes
Adapted from The Novice Chef Blog
Recipe by two purple couches at http://twopurplecouches.com/2016/04/chai-latte-cupcakes-virtual-baby-shower/