Taste all the benefits of Chai Tea in our nutmeg Spiced Chai Cupcakes– perfect for a late-night treat.
Get ready for a flavor-packed adventure with our Chai Spiced Cupcakes! These little beauties are a mouthwatering blend of warm chai tea spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and a dash of black pepper. The cake is super moist and tender, and we’ve topped it off with a creamy chai-infused cream cheese frosting that’s simply divine. So, whether you’re chilling on a chilly day or hanging out with your squad, these Chai Spiced Cupcakes are the perfect treat to spice up your day and enjoy with a cup of tea. Sprinkle a little extra cinnamon or nutmeg on top, and let the chai magic take you on a cozy and tasty journey with each and every bite!
Why You Will Love These Spiced Chai Cupcakes
– A special treat for relaxing & self-indulging
– Gourmet cupcakes for special events
– Satisfies sweet tooth cravings
A super moist Vanilla Cupcake recipe that you will be proud to serve, spiced chai cupcakes are the epitome of luxury relaxation. Like our Instant Pot Masala Chai, Chai tea bags and chai spice mix are the stars of the show, infusing their aromatic fragrance on the frosting, caramel sauce, and cupcakes, leaving you with a whirlwind of spice fragrances that will linger with you long after you’ve finished your treat.
I love preparing Spiced Chai Cupcakes for the winter season. It leaves my home smelling tranquil and merry and the warm brew is a cushioned treat from the biting cold.
How to Make Spiced Chai Cupcakes
– Cupcake pan
– Cupcake liners
– Small pot
– Mixing bowls
– Electric mixer or stand mixer
– Medium Saucepan
– Squeeze bottle
– Small ice cream scoop
– Piping bag
For full instructions, please scroll to the recipe card below
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your cupcakes with cupcake liners
2. Step your hot milk and tea bag for approximately 40 minutes then blend with your cake flour and cupcake ingredients until well mixed
3. Next, transfer the mix into the cupcake liners then bake for approximately 22 minutes
4. Prepare your Chai spiced frosting, sugar, and caramel sauce and prepare to decorate your cupcakes
5. First, scoop frosting onto the cupcake then count with the Chai sugar mixture and finally drizzle the Chai caramel sauce over the top of the cupcake
6. Sparkle on your cinnamon topping then add your cinnamon stick and dive in
Chai spiced cupcakes are a dessert you’ll either fall in love with or become indifferent to. I particularly enjoy the aromatic spices in this treat while others run in the opposite direction.
I have noticed that quality and freshness play a major role in your agreement to the aroma, as slightly spoiled chai tea is not a good smell to encounter. To combat this, I highly recommend clicking the dates of the tea bags and spice mix and making that extra trip back to the store of necessary to obtain a fresh batch. With an hour and a half worth of prep time you want to ensure that it’s all worthwhile.
A few things I wanted to point out about this Chai Tea Cupcake recipe and that not only are these multiple steps, but each one must handle delicately as it directly affects the results of the next step.
First, you want to allow time for your cupcake dough to rest due to all the spice incorporation, so taking that time to properly prep the spiced frosting and caramel sauce is ideal.
Next, the caramel sauce is tricky, so pay close attention to your temptations and make sure that everything – and I mean everything- is combined before placing the sauce into your squeeze bottle.
If you’re looking to gift these Spiced Chai Cupcakes, I highly recommend purchasing a sturdy cupcake holder and gifting an extra helping of icing just in case there are any accidents during transport. Your loved ones will melt in happiness of such a decadent gift, and you’ll be well on your way to spreading more holiday cheer.Print