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.
  • 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
  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.
Adapted from The Novice Chef Blog
Recipe by two purple couches at