Saturday, September 20, 2008

Do You Know how muChai Love You? Cake

I came up with this idea not too certain what the end result would be. Some of my creations are better than others! This one is fabulous -- agreed upon unanimously by those I have served it to. It's like eating a nice cup of chai tea, especially when eaten warm.


3 cups unsifted, unbleached flour
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of canola oil
4 eggs
1/4 Cup of hot (boiling) water
1 tea bag
2 Tbs. of powdered Chai Tea mix
2 tsp. vanilla
3 tsp. baking powder

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

1. Steep tea bag in hot water for at least 2 minutes
2. In a large mixing bowl combine all your ingredients -- in no particular order!
3. When tea has steeped pour the liquid into the bowl
4. Tear apart tea bag and put the tea leaves into the mixture
5. With a hand or stand mixer combine all ingredients -- the tiny tea leaves will pepper the dough
Pour into a silicone Bundt pan. (If you do not have one run out and get one! If you do not have a silicone Bundt pan you can place the mixture in to two loaf pans.)

Place in oven and bake for approximately 1 hr. 15 minutes -- you may want to test after an hour. (With the loaf pans test after 45 minutes)
When done remove from oven and let sit about 20 minutes before removing the silicone Bundt pan. If you try to remove it too soon the cake will crumble! Let cool another 5 minutes or so further.
Serve with a nice cup of tea, English Breakfast is a nice compliment, or a nice tall glass of milk!


Dori said...

That looks yummy! One question is the tea bag you used a chai tea or an English breakfast?

Jessica Ryan said...

I used the English breakfast because I was unsure as to whether the Chai would be too strong since I added the powder. The flavor of the cake is not overly bold so I do think a Chai tea bag would be good -- even a plain tea like Tetley or Lipton.

Anonymous said...

LOVE this idea! I LOOOVE chai tea!

Imcombobulated said...

Why didn't I notice this before??? I am addicted to chai tea. I want to make this cake!!!

Do you have any ideas how I can do it in the absence of chai tea powder? I have chai tea bags...

Jessica Ryan said...


Place several bags in a hot (steaming) cup of water and let steep for several minutes. You want the water to be very strong as it has to flavor the entire cake. I would also add the tea leaves right into the mixture after the tea has been poured into the batter.

Imcombobulated said...

Genius, Jess. GENIUS. I made it today and I am in love.

Imcombobulated said...

I'm baking it again today, Jess. To share with my new chai loving friend here in Ankara!