Chai Latte Spice Cakes …

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 – 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!!

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 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

25 comments

  1. 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.

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