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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 ..


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


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


          • 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


    • 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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