January 31, 2012 06:13:37
Posted By Erin Bolger
Ok I must admit I am not a huge tea drinker but I have been dabbling a bit using tea in my recipes. I love matcha green tea powder mixed in some vanilla frozen yogurt and now I love these Vanilla Chai Cupcakes. First time I tried Chai was in this recipe. I may not drink tea but I sure will eat it! FYI my Chai Latte friends loved this cupcake!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cake flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup Masala Chai Concentrate (I used Teopia it's a pre-mixed liquid)
1/2 cup milk (I used 1%)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Makes 22-24 cupcakes.
Whisk the dry ingredients together. Add the oil, eggs and vanilla;mix together. Using a hand mixer gradually add the chai;mix until smooth. Stir in the milk and then spoon the batter into cupcake tins. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Let cool on cooling racks.
VANILLA CHAI CREAM CHEESE ICING:
1 8oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
about 4 tbsp. Masala Chai Concentrate
about 3 cups of icing sugar.
Using a hand mixer mix together the cream cheese and vanilla. Gradually add the icing sugar and liquid chai; alternating. Until you have a creamy and thick consistency. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with a little cinnamon
I store the cupcakes in the fridge and just bring them out to soften for a few minutes before I serve them.