Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vanilla Chai Spice Cupcakes

Do you remember my Moroccan Chai Spice Cupcakes?

Well, I posted on Twitter that I had baked them, and @Drinkmechai tweeted back with an offer to send me some samples so that I could create another Chai Spice recipe with their product! How nice is that?!

So I baked regular vanilla cupcakes with a hint of the Vanilla Chai Spice Mix I was given.

Thank you, @Drinkmechai for sending me some samples so I can bake delicious cupcakes!

I think all of you should make these. I love my Chai Tea Latte's at Starbucks, and now I can enjoy a Chai cupcake along side of them!

Vanilla cupcake recipe from a book called Perfect Cupcakes

Makes 6!

Cupcake Ingredients: 
  • 3/4 cup (90g) All-Purpose (Plain) Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup (60g or 4 T) Butter
  • 1/4 cup (60g) Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 cup (85ml) Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Drink Me Chai Vanilla Chai Spice Mix

  • 2 cups Confectioners' (Icing) Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (8 T) Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Almond Flavoring  

  Preheat oven to 350 F / 180 C

♥ Prepare a 6 cup cupcake tin with liners or lightly grease it

♥ In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and the vanilla chai spice mix

♥ In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar

♥ Beat in the egg and vanilla

♥ Mix half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture

♥ Stir in milk and the rest of the flour

♥ Pour the batter into the cupcake liners and bake for 20-25 minutes

♥ While the cupcakes are baking, beat the butter for the frosting until light and fluffy

♥ Add in the confectioners' (icing) sugar 

♥ Stir in the vanilla and almond flavorings 

♥ I refrigerated the frosting until the cupcakes were done and cooled down because my kitchen gets too hot and melts the frosting! So you can do it too if you want! :)

Smooches! xoxo


    Lenae said...

    Looks delicious as always, Michelle!

    finnyme said...

    Those look awesome! I love the wrappers too =]
    So about this macaroon thing...I think I have a theory why mine didn't rise...I forgot to 'degrease' all my my stuff (mixer bowl and utensils) I knew you had to do that, but it wasn't in the directions I used so I totally spaced. But yes I know humidity will not be friendly to them either, so I will probably have to wait =[ Seriously the heat index is like 115 here..ugh