Chai Spice Cake

by Shirley U
(San Antonio TX USA)

Chai Spice Cake

You can add, subtract or substitute spices to your taste.

Set oven temp to 325F and turn it on NOW.

Grease and flour a 10-inch tube or bundt pan.

Baking time is about 1 hour 35-45 minutes.

Assemble these ingredients:

~ 1 cup softened butter
~ 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
~ 1 cup table sugar
~ 6 whole eggs

~ 3 cups flour
~ 1/2 teaspoon salt
~ 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
~ 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
~ 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
~ 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
~ 1/4 teaspoon pepper (white or black)
~ 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
~ 1/2 cup powdered coffee creamer

~ 3 teaspoons honey
~ 3/4 cup milk
~ 1/4 cup strong brewed tea
~ 1 teaspoon vanilla


Cream butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy.

One at a time, beat eggs into the sugar/butter mixture.

Combine the salt, dry creamer, baking powder and spices with the flour.

Combine the honey, liquid milk and tea.

Mix the creamed butter/eggs, dry and wet ingredients together by alternating each addition.

Gently but thoroughly stir the vanilla in last.

Coax mixture into the prepared pan.

Bake for 1 hour and 35-40 minutes. An inserted toothpick come should come out clean.

Cool the cake completely before removing it from the pan.

Recipe for suggested glaze follows...

Chai Spice Glaze

~ 1/3 cup softened butter
~ 1 cup light brown sugar
~ 1/2 cup condensed milk
~ 1/16 teaspoon cardamom

Mix all ingredients, bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and beat until thickened.

Pour or drizzle over cooled cake while glaze is still hot.

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