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Chai Tea Latte Cake

This cake is the ultimate fall dessert! Adapted from the classic "crazy cake" recipe, it now features chai tea and plenty of spices!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, chai tea, cinnamon, cloves, dessert, latte, nutmeg, pumpkin spices, tea cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Frosting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Rachel Alexandra

Ingredients 

Cake

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

Frosting

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Frosting

  • 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.

Notes

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! 
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