Chocolate Chai Cake #RecipeReDux

Chocolate Chai Cake

Chocolate Chai Cake takes cinnamon spicy chai tea and deep, rich chocolate cake to another level.

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When The Recipe ReDux asked us to use tea to help create a healthier version of a dish, I went straight to chai tea.
Chai Tea blends come as enhanced black or green tea. Cinnamon, ginger, clove and cardamom are added to the tea. These warm spices bring a higher level of antioxidants to the brew. I also used unsweetened almond milk in place of regular milk. If you would like to take the recipe a step farther, cut the sugar in half by using a substitute like Monkfruit In the Raw.
The frosting on these cakes is made with chai tea and a minimal amount of butter.
Chocolate Chai Cake
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Chocolate Chai Cake
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Serves: 12 cupcakes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar (or ½ cup sugar plus ½ cup Monkfruit in the Raw)
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons dark cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup brewed chai tea plus ¼ cup reserved
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg,beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons brewed chai tea
  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together chai tea, almond milk, egg, vanilla and oil.
  3. add wet to dry ingredients and mix with electric mixer for 3 minutes.
  4. Spoon ⅓ cup batter into individual paper lined cupcake sheet compartments.
  5. Bake at 350 approximately 20 minutes. Cupcakes are done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk by hand or use electric mixer.
  2. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

So what’s so healthy about this cupcake?

  • dark cocoa is high in antioxidants
  • cinnamon has anti-inflamatory properties
  • ginger aids in digestion
  • almond milk is rich in calcium

Check out these other great recipes using tea from members of The Recipe ReDux!

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8 Responses to Chocolate Chai Cake #RecipeReDux

  1. I love the flavor of chai, and putting it into a cupcake….with chocolate?! You’re genius, Cindy!
    Becca from ItsYummi! recently posted..Nutty Chocolate Banana Hand PiesMy Profile

  2. Awesome frosting recipe! I bet chai tea frosting is super tasty.
    Emily @ Zen & Spice recently posted..{Recipe Redux} Peanut Butter Apple Cookies with Green Tea Cream Cheese FillingMy Profile

  3. Mmmm……delicious! Somehow I only think of chai + vanilla together, but chai + chocolate sounds heavenly together! I think I need to make a gluten-free version of your cupcakes soon :-)
    EA-The Spicy RD recently posted..Recipe ReDux ~ Ginger Matcha Green Tea Infused Chia PuddingMy Profile

  4. You had me at chocolate and chai! WOW!!

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