Tea Recipe: Chocolate Chai Cupcakes with Spiced Buttercream

We’ve been doing a lot of catering lately. While I’ll never get bored serving tea, sometimes I want to create more interesting experiments. So, we recently have been adding a new realm of offerings to our catering list – tea goodies.

One of my favourite delights that came out from these experimentations with tea is the Chocolate Chai Cupcakes – the perfect blend of sweet, spice and, of course, tea!

I loved them so much, in fact, that I couldn’t wait to give you the recipe!

Here it is:

How to Make Chocolate Chai Cupcakes with Spiced Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt, kosher
  • 8 oz butter, unsalted infused with Kama Chai Sutra
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz whole milk
  • 1 tbl Kama Chai Sutra tea
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate (for decoration)

Spiced Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp all spice
  • 4 oz butter
  • 2 tbl heavy cream
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


For Cake: Mix all wet ingredients. Add dry.

Fill cupcake papers about 2/3 full, and bake at 325F until cake springs back (approx 20 minutes for large cupcakes / 12 minutes for minis).

For Icing: Mix all ingredients together. Ice cupcakes.

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