Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tea For Two-sday ~ Spiced Chai Tea Cake

Happy Tea For Two-sday! Grab a cup of tea - well grab doesn't really sound right, how about - delicately pick up your cup of tea and enjoy a new recipe!

When I saw this recipe, I just had to try it. I found it in a cookbook called homemade in a hurry. This is a nice cake to have with tea and it's made with tea! Lovely!

Spiced Chai Tea Cake

1 box (about 18 oz) spice cake mix
1 1/2 cups chai tea latte concentrate, such as Oregon Chai
1/3 cup nut oil, such as walnut oil
3 eggs, large or extra-large
8 slices crystallized ginger, finely diced (about 1/2 cup; optional) - I left this out
1 cup prepared whipped cream cheese icing

Heat oven to 350 F. Spray the interior of a nonstick Bundt pan with nonstick flour and oil baking spray.

Combine the cake mix, 1 1/3 cups chai concentrate, oil, and eggs in a large bowl and beat until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Stir in the candied ginger, if desired. Spoon into the Bundt pan and bake until a tester inserted in the crest of the cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool in the pan for at least 20 minutes. Invert the cake onto a serving plate and cool to room temperature.

Mix the icing with the remaining chai concentrate and drizzle over the top of the cake, allowing the glaze to run down the sides in rivulets. Slice and serve. Makes 16 servings.

The cake was yummy - the chai tea in it really enhanced the flavor. I do have to say that I think it would be much more delicious if you made the spice cake from scratch rather than a box mix and the same with the frosting. Do whatever you prefer! I think you'll enjoy the flavor either way!

I hope you get a chance to try out this cake and have a cup of tea with it. Of course, you will have chai tea concentrate left over, so you might have to have a chai tea latte with it!

I'm linking this up to Time For Tea Tuesday at Tea and Thee - be sure to stop over there to read some more tea posts and link up your own!

I'm also linking this up for Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam - go check out all the yummy recipes!

Have a lovely Two-sday!!


  1. That really does look good. Never would think to put tea in cake! Very interesting.
    Big I'd so be licking the globs of glaze on the plate with my finger size hugs to you.

  2. I have a spice cake mix in my pantry. I may have to try this recipe. I am going to the teashop today and I think they have chai concentrate.

  3. I love chai tea. Very yummy! And this cake sounds yummy too. I'll have to try it!

    Take care my friend!
    Enjoy your busy week!

  4. Lisa, that cakes looks absolutely yummolicious! I love spice cake and the extra kick from the chai tea...I can almost taste and smell it from here. :)
    Have a beautiful day!

  5. YUMMY Lisa. This looks delicious!!

  6. Whoo hoo! I love Chai! I can't wait to try this one out!

  7. I had something like this during our Tea Challenge at our Iron Cupcake competition. It was VERY yummy:-)

  8. Seriously, I think I gain weight just READING your blog...all those amazing cakes...

  9. Chai + Cake = AWESOME! What a lovely recipe - and a great idea for a brunch with friends!

  10. Oh yum! I love chai tea, I will definitely add this to my "to try" list!

  11. Thank you sooooo much for posting this recipe! I can't wait to try it! My husband loves chai tea so I know he'll adore it in cake form!!

  12. thanks for the recipe! i'm kind of obsessed with chai tea, so i can't wait to try this.

  13. That looks yummy. I like chai a lot, and who doesn't like cake!!!!


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