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Chai Cake

chai cake Dessert Indian
Chai Cake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

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

Updated May 20, 2005
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

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

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
145
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
0%
Saturated Fat
9g
0%
Cholesterol
90mg
0%
Sodium
280mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%
12%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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