Chai Cupcakes

Even though I don’t eat cupcakes I absolutely love Chai and wanted to combine my two favourites, Chai and baking cupcakes.
Was not sure if mr m.e would like them as he is a coffee drinker and I did try a while back to make them but he definitely was not impressed with that version.
Thankfully with these, most of them have already been devoured and the verdict was that they are like a moist spice tea cake.

Chai Cupcakes
makes 24


  • 1/4 cup chai mix
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 3 eggs
  • 225g butter, softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg

cinnamon sugar topping

  • 1/3 cup raw sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons warm water
  • cinnamon sugar


  • preheat oven to 160 C, place medium sized cupcake papers in pan
  • in a cup add chai mix and hot water and allow to stand for 15 minutes and strain
  • in another bowl, beat butter and sugar, then add eggs and beat until light and fluffy
  • sift flour and spices together and add to mixture, then add milk and beat until light and creamy for about 2 minutes
  • add chai and mix until combined
  • divide mixture into cupcake papers and bake for about 20 minutes until slightly golden and skewer comes out clean
  • allow to cool, then add topping which you make by mixing water with the raw sugar, and spread on cupcakes and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar

Hope you try them, if you do please pop back and let me know what you thought.

Have a beautiful day, we will be baking a vegan cake for my nephew’s birthday tomorrow.

  • Oh they look and sound delicious. Perfect with a hot cup of tea first thing in the morning. I can't wait to give them a try,

  • OH I love it!! I definitely would love to try this recipe

  • Vic

    Oh YUM, YUM, YUM!!!

    I have been on a chai kick lately (chai high?!), so these are right up my alley. A bit more effort than making a cup, but I *might* get around to it…

    Thank you for the receipe & the inspiration!

  • I so have to make these. I love Chai, thanks for the goodies list.

  • They look amazing…we do like chai in our family so these could be a hit..I am so going to try them…happy week to you!

  • They look (and sound) so sweet and delicious! Well done – thanks for the recipe.

  • thanks for sharing this recipe…chai is my absolute fav.

    one love.

  • Any cupcake is a good cupcake as far as I am concerned. Well done.

  • Cathie, you're so clever. We have a lovely Chait girl here in Canberra, i'm not a tea drinker but she has explained (more than once) the spice process. I trust they are delicious. Love Posie

  • Cathie, what I would like is the avocado cupcake recipe, although these sound….and look… delicious too! Please? 🙂

  • My neighbour recently introduced me to chai tea and it's a lovely tea, even my girls like it too. I'll have to give my neighbour the recipe, she would love it!

  • Never try on chai before, I might just try it before It's goes to cup cake…^-^

  • That recipe looks great!
    the absolutely BEST chai I have ever tasted came from –

    She's also having a give-away at the moment, that your readers may be interested in.

  • My brother-in-law would love these – I'm going to make these on his birthday! Thanks!

  • Oh, chai cupcakes! I must try these! Thanks for the recipe!!

  • be still my grumbling tummy! how delicious do these cupcakes sound and look! thanks so much for sharing Cathie xo