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Dive into the comforting embrace of spices and sweetness with our Classic Masala Chai Cake, a recipe that transforms the beloved flavors of traditional Indian chai into a delectable dessert. This cake is an ode to the aromatic symphony of masala chai, blending the robustness of black tea with the warmth of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves.

Perfect for tea lovers and baking enthusiasts alike, this cake promises to be a unique addition to your culinary collection, offering a slice of coziness with every bite. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging in a tea-time treat, the Classic Masala Chai Cake brings a touch of spice and everything nice to your table.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons masala chai concentrate (or 1 tablespoon chai spice blend)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt


Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the masala chai concentrate.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool before serving. Optional: Dust with powdered sugar or top with a simple glaze.

The Classic Masala Chai Cake stands as a testament to the enchanting power of blending traditional flavors with the art of baking. Its moist crumb, infused with the heady aromas of chai spices, offers a comforting and indulgent experience that transcends the ordinary cake. This recipe not only pays homage to the timeless tradition of masala chai but also invites bakers to explore the rich tapestry of flavors that Indian cuisine has to offer. As the last slice is served and the final crumbs savored, the Classic Masala Chai Cake leaves a lingering warmth and a renewed appreciation for the culinary diversity that inspires us to bake, share, and delight in the flavors of the world.

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