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Chai Tea Latte Cake

Rachel Alexandra
This cake is the ultimate fall dessert! Adapted from the classic "crazy cake" recipe, it now features chai tea and plenty of spices!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Frosting Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices



  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract


  • 8 oz salted butter softened
  • 690 g powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp half and half


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease two 6-inch cake pans with coconut oil.
  • In a large bowl, sift the flour, sugar, baking soda, and spices.
  • Add the vinegar, oil, chai tea, and vanilla. Stir until no lumps remain, but be sure not to over mix.
  • Pour half of the batter in each 6 inch cake pan. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cakes cool before attempting to remove from the round pans.
  • When they are out of the pans and 100% cool, wrap them individually in plastic wrap followed by aluminum foil. Place in a freezer bag and freeze for 2-4 hours. This will make frosting the cake much easier.


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whipping attachment, add the softened butter, powdered sugar, spices, half and half, and vanilla.
  • Start mixing on low speed to incorporate the ingredients. Scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically.
  • When there is no more loose powdered sugar, increase the speed to medium and whip the frosting until it is light and fluffy.
  • When you are ready to frost the cakes, remove them from the freezer and unwrap. If they are caved, domed, or uneven, level them with a sharp, serrated knife before decorating.


If the frosting is too spicy, feel free to reduce the quantities to fit your preferences. Same goes for the cake itself.
Here's a wonderful tutorial on frosting a layer cake! 
Keyword cake, chai tea, cinnamon, cloves, dessert, latte, nutmeg, pumpkin spices, tea cake