Chai Cake

Want a flavor adventure? Try Chai Cake and play the guessing game with guests.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Cake

2
tea bags flavored with orange rind and sweet spices
2/3
cup boiling water
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
Additional ground cinnamon, if desired

Chai Glaze

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
Reserved 2 tablespoons prepared tea
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Line bottom and side of round pan, 8x1 1/2 inches, with cooking parchment paper. Grease paper with shortening; lightly flour. Place tea bags in boiling water in measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing liquid into measuring cup. Add enough water to tea to measure 2/3 cup. Measure 1/2 cup tea for cake; reserve 2 tablespoons tea for glaze.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the salt, ginger, cardamom and cloves; set aside. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth and blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with 1/2 cup tea until smooth. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in all remaining ingredients until smooth. Spread Chai Glaze over top of cooled cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

Expert Tips

Chai is the Hindi word for tea made with milk and spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and pepper.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
145),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.