Chai Tea Latte Cupcakes

Chai Tea Latte Cupcakes
warm spicy chai tea latte cupcakes

You can feel the crispness in the air that is fall.

When the weather starts to change, I immediately want food that is warm and comforting.  And now that I don't have to worry as much about summer's typical revealing clothes, I automatically eat more desserts!

One of my favourite drinks for fall is, hands down, a chai tea latte.  To this day, I can't, for the life of me, understand why anyone would want a vegetable flavoured latte! I can't stand anything tasting like pumpkin - especially that artificial pumpkin flavouring. yuck!

warm spicy chai tea latte cupcakes

Back in high school, a friend of mine first introduced me to her homemade chai tea, and I fell in love. I love all the warm spicy goodness that goes in to it - cardamom, nutmeg, cloves and my personal favourite, cinnamon, of course. It was only a matter of time before I combined this amazing concoction together to create the perfect dessert.

These cupcakes were approved by my niece and nephew so it has to be good - they are very honest with me on everything I make.

chai tea latte cupcakes - the perfect autumn dessert
Chai tea latte cupcakes - the perfect fall dessert.

Makes: 18 cupcakes

Prep time:

Cook time:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup instant chai latte powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cupcake Instructions:
    1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy (approximately 2 minutes).
    3. Add the chai powder, ginger, cinnamon, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
    4. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt until combined. Beat until smooth.
    5. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way.
    6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    7. Ingredients:
      • 2 cups icing (powdered) sugar
      • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
      • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
      • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
      • 1 cup vegetable shortening
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • 1 to 2 tablespoons cold water, as needed

      Icing Instructions:
      1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together all the ingredients until fluffy.
      2. Spread on cooled cupcakes using a spatula or icing tip.
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