Chai-Spiced Tea Cakes

Chai-Spiced Tea Cakes

Brewed tea and a bundle of spices create the flavor in a lightly glazed cake.

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cup boiling water
tea bags black tea
cup water
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
cup vegetable oil
teaspoons sugar
teaspoon ground cardamom
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon ground cloves
teaspoon ground nutmeg
cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy creamy white frosting
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray bottoms and sides of two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans. In 2-cup measuring cup, pour boiling water over tea bags. Let steep 3 to 4 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add 1/2 cup water to tea to make 1 cup.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, eggs and tea mixture with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans.
  3. In small bowl, mix sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; sprinkle over batter in pans. Pull knife through batter in swirl design.
  4. Bake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. Cool 15 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes. On serving plates, place each cake, top side down; gently brush off excess crumbs. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. In small microwavable bowl, microwave frosting uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Place in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut off tiny corner of bag. Drizzle frosting over cakes. Store loosely covered.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Use 4 teaspoons loose tea instead of the tea bags; strain and discard tea leaves from brewed tea.
You can also bake the cake in a 13x9-inch pan. Grease or spray only the bottom of the pan. Follow box directions for bake time.
Tuck one of the cakes in the freezer to enjoy later. Tightly wrapped, it can be frozen for up to two months.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 210
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 220mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 18g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 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;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.