When A Little Something, Something is called for …
Now back in the day, when my precious children were littlies, Sunday would call for a delicious little treat to be eaten in the afternoon, having been made with the assistance of two little busy bodies.
These were the best of times for me and I always savour the sweet memory of those days.
One recipe I didn’t make then was this Chai Latte Spice Cake it if I’d thought of it or Chai Lattes were a thing then I’m sure I would have thought of it!!
These tins are going on forty years old … time really does get away!
I use my same old basic recipe of mixing dry ingredients of self raising wholemeal flour, raw sugar, mixed spice and salt:
Wet and Dry:
And I mix the wet ingredients of melted butter, egg, vanilla and chai latte tea with the dry and we have our delicious cake mixture!
I gently and quickly fold the mixture together, making sure not to overmix.
I then fill my patty pans – we have always preferred mini cakes and patty cakes rather than muffins but of course it’s fine either way.
I always like to use pretty little cases…
We like our cakes moist so I am always very careful not to overbake them so watch them …
Gone like Hot Cakes!
I often find that baked goods are no sooner out of the oven than they are eaten!
And these are truly delicious eaten hot out of the oven but I wanted to serve and enjoy them with a chai latte spice icing, so I had this prepared and people put it in their cakes hot out of the oven and of course the remainder went on the cakes once they’d cooled:
They went down very well with a nice, hot cup of tea and kept on an airtight container for a couple of days …
Top Tip: always turn you oven on at the beginning of preparation so it’s nice and hot when you put your cakes in ..
2 Cups Self Raising Flour
3/4 Cup Raw Sugar or combination of Raw and Brown
1 Tablespoon mixed spice – cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger..
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Pinches Salt
3/4 Cup Very Strong Chai Latte Tea
110 Grams Butter, melted
1. Mix dry ingredients together
2. Mix wet ingredients together
3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients
4. Fold gently until dry ingredients have been moistened
5. Spoon a generous amount into your patty pans
6. Put in a hot oven – 200°C for 8 minutes and keep checking them from then on, as they may cook quicker or slower according to your individual oven, I like them moist but it’s up to you …
Allow to cool or eat hot out of the oven
Serve and enjoy with a buttercream icing flavoured with chai… and a nice hot cup of tea or coffee!!
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