Vanilla Chai Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

I don't bake sweets all that often. This is mostly because, although I generally crave savory over sweet, if there are sweet treats around the house, I will undoubtedly eat them. So I like when special occasions arise that allow me to bake something yummy, and I especially love occasions that call for cupcakes. These cupcakes are super rich and loaded with Chai Masala spices, making them feel more sophisticated than cupcakes otherwise might. And paired with some Earl Grey tea or freshly brewed coffee they are the perfect way to end a special meal.





Vanilla Chai Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting


Makes 12 cupcakes


Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons A Bite of Good Chai Masala Spice Blend

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg + 1 egg white

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil