Super moist chocolate chai cupcakes

Chocolate and chai tea. YUM! I think almost evryone will agree chai tea is delicious. Pair that with the all-time favorite chocolate and we´ve got a winner everybody!

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Since i´m not much of a fan of the well-known classic chocolate cupcake, my sister and I wanted to change things a little, and so we came up with this recipe. Hope you enjoy it!

 

RECIPE

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1 C granulated sugar 
  • 1/3 C cocoa powder 
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp ground ginger 
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove 
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/2 C buttermilk 
  • 1/4 C vegetable oil 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C hot instant coffee  
  • 1  1/2 tbsp chai tea powder 

For the frosting: 

  • 280 gr cream cheese, at room temperature 
  • 50 gr unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 C confectioners sugar 
  • 1/4 tsp of salt 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 2 tsp chai tea powder, dissolved in 3 tbsp of warm milk

Directions:

For the cupcakes:

  1. Sift and mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg and salt. Add in the eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated.  
  2. In a different bowl, dissolve the chai tea in the hot coffee. Mix this into the previous batter and stir with a rubber spatula. The batter will be somewhat runny. 
  3. Pour this onto the cupcake liners, filling about 3/4 of each and bake at 350°C for about 35 min. 

For the frosting: 

  1. Cream together the butter and cream cheese. 
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and beat until well incorporated. Add some more confectioners sugar if desired. 
  3. Decorate the cupcakes with the frosting using a spoon. 

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Author: Andrea Gámez

Interior designer, Photographer, Food blogger and lover, painting entusiast and a sucker for art. / MEXICO

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