Friday, 18 July 2014

Spiced Chai Tea Cake










Not content to just drink my chai tea, I want to eat it as well. Happy weekend guys.

Spiced Chai Tea Cake
adapted from Perth Now

125ml (1/2 cup) boiling water
2 heaped teaspoons chai tea (I used my own blend. Recipe here.)
185g unsalted butter, room temperature
220g (1 1/4 cups) brown sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour, sifted
2 teaspoons mixed spice, sifted
Pinch fine salt
60ml (1/4 cup) Greek yoghurt
Icing sugar, sifted for dusting
Preheat the oven to 160C. Grease and flour a 6 cup capacity bundt pan. Set aside.

Put the tea into a teapot and add the boiling water. Set aside for 10 minutes.

Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat for about 5 minutes, until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add the flour, mixed spice and yoghurt. Mix on low speed until just combined. Strain the tea and add the liquid to the batter. Mix until just incorporated. Spoon into the prepared pan and bake for 32 - 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with sifted icing sugar before serving.

16 comments:

  1. Well, you already know that I love me some chai in baked goods! There is nothing better than a 'counter cake' as I call them. The sort of delicious treat that you don't feel guilty about nibbling on all day long :)

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    1. Oh I love the term 'counter cake'. Do you mind if I borrow that? :)

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  2. ooooooh I love this! Sounds incredible. :)
    Trish

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Trish.

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  3. I'm crazy for chai tea so your cake is making me go crazier!!! I freakin love that :)

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    1. I freakin love that you freakin love it.

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  4. Chai anything and I'm there! Especially a gorgeous cake like this one...

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  5. This looks amazing. I love that you make your own chai blend too!

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  6. those photographs are outstanding! Impeccable presentation and I love the idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. ce cake doit être très goûteux ! merci pour le partage !

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  8. Your photos are stunning and I love the flavors going on here!

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    1. Thanks so much Medha. This cake is full of all the spices I love.

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  9. Utterly delicious! No other words needed.

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    1. Thanks Liz. Wish you could come for a cuppa and a slice.

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