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Chai Latte Spice Cakes …

February 23, 2019

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!!

Time Flies..

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 ..

Ingredients:

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

1 Egg

3/4 Cup Very Strong Chai Latte Tea

110 Grams Butter, melted

Method:

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 – 200Β°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!!

Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web and I’d love you to leave a comment or like or follow ..

Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • tinakmeyer
    February 23, 2019 at 5:41 am

    They look absolutely divine

    • donnadoesdresses
      February 23, 2019 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you, Tina, they’re pretty yum! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • mahmood56
    February 23, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Showing delicious…i want test..!!!

    • donnadoesdresses
      February 23, 2019 at 9:51 pm

      Oh yes, everyone does!! Thank you for your kind comment! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • tom
    February 23, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Almost as Spicy as you !!!

    • donnadoesdresses
      February 23, 2019 at 9:50 pm

      Almost Tom – almost!! Hehehe! Have a great weekend and thank you for your kind comment! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • Nika
    March 4, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Oh, boy! Yummmmm!

    Do you exercise, Donna?

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I sometimes rinse my hair with Apple Cider Vinegar and it seems to be a good thing. Have you ever tried this?

    Sorry for asking about hair on yummy food post, but I could not find the post from awhile back where we were chatting about it.

    • donnadoesdresses
      March 4, 2019 at 7:57 pm

      Yes I exercise every day – always have, as a kid I used to swim for an hour every morning, September through to May but now I either bushwalk for an hour a day or

      • Nika
        March 4, 2019 at 9:55 pm

        What is Bushwalk? I love to swim!

        • donnadoesdresses
          March 4, 2019 at 9:56 pm

          Walk through the Australian bush …

          • Nika
            March 4, 2019 at 9:57 pm

            Ohhh, I see!

          • donnadoesdresses
            March 4, 2019 at 9:58 pm

            Yes have to watch out for snakes …

          • Nika
            March 5, 2019 at 3:09 am

            Eeew…

          • donnadoesdresses
            March 5, 2019 at 4:17 am

            It’s ok – I love all animals and snakes as well – they just slither away when you disturb them unless you step on them and that’s tricky so just have to watch where you’re going!! πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

    • donnadoesdresses
      March 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

      Or use my eliptical for an hour a day and do some push ups and squats a few times a week … I continued with walking all through the cancer treatment because exercise is my answer to everything!! My grown kids are the same! Don’t use apple cider vinegar on my hair but I do drink it most days…. πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

      • Nika
        March 4, 2019 at 9:56 pm

        How much ACV do you drink? Do you mix it with anything?

        • donnadoesdresses
          March 4, 2019 at 9:57 pm

          Two or so teaspoons in a glass of water once or twice a day – it aids digestion

          • Nika
            March 5, 2019 at 3:09 am

            Thank you!

  • Nika
    March 13, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Donna, can you see my account on Instagram? For some reason it is unresponsive…

    • donnadoesdresses
      March 13, 2019 at 8:52 pm

      Hi Nika, I have had problems with my insta this morning so I just went into my App Store and updated it and hopefully it will be fixed

      • Nika
        March 13, 2019 at 10:05 pm

        Oh, okay 😊 Thank you!

    • donnadoesdresses
      March 13, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      I can see your account, Nika

      • Nika
        March 13, 2019 at 10:06 pm

        Oh, thanks a lot, Donna! It’s not a major issue since it’s just IG, but was just sort of curious. Thanks, again! β™₯️

  • indianeskitchen
    March 24, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Yum!!!

    • donnadoesdresses
      March 24, 2019 at 11:23 pm

      Thank you, dear Diane!! Have a great week!! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

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