Chai tea is a great, relaxing drink. Putting it into cupcake does not seem like a natural pairing, but this combination really worked well. The Chai tea mixture (typically made from tea leaves, cloves, fennel, cinnamon and a few other spices) compliments the cocoa powder, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, flour and other more “standard” cupcake ingredients. Chai tea is also in the buttercream frosting, which is then dusted with more cocoa powder and some sanding sugar. This leaves you with a treat that is both savory and sweet at the same time.
via and recipe available at Buttercream & Chantilly Factory
via newspaper_sky on Flickr
via Jenny Burgesse at Geek Sweets
Vanilla Chai Tea cupcakes highlight the delicate spice and flavor of Chai Tea within a vanilla cake. These cupcakes are then topped with light and fluffy brown sugar frosting via Whimsical Cookery