So fall is here and I love it! And what better to accompany you on a chill day than a deliciously smooth Chai Cupcake. Chai is a black tea that is brewed strong with a combination of spices and is mixed with milk and sugar. The spices vary from recipe to recipe, but for my recipe I used cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and a pinch of pepper.
I loved making my very own chai for this recipe to include in the cake batter and frosting. For the cake itself I opted for brown sugar and maple syrup as sweetener instead of organic sugar. The sweetness is needed to bring out the full flavors of the spices. Topped with a mini cinnamon stick who could possibly say no.