It was just a year ago that Krystal welcome her little girl. Our girls are about a week apart. Krystal and her husband Eric are waiting the arrival of their little boy any day now. The wonderful Eva at Eva Bakes decided to throw Mrs. Krystal a wonderful baby shower for their sweet baby “cupcake” as they call him.
The theme was cupcakes, and who doesn’t like cupcakes? I know I do. I received these cupcakes when a Mom delivered a meal after Hanna. I LOVED these cupcakes. I was quick to ask for the recipe and have it had it stored away since. I figured this was the perfect occasion. These are so so delicious. And if you happen to have extra frosting it’s perfect on graham crackers, not that I tested that.
Check out the other wonderful cupcakes at Eva Bakes.
Vanilla Chai Cupcakes (From: The Novice Chef)
For the cake:
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 quantity chai spice mix (recipe to follow)
- 1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Chai Spice Mix
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the Vanilla Chai Buttercream:
- 2 stick (1 cup) butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1/2 quantity chai spice mix
- 1-2 tablespoons cold milk, if needed
Mix spices together in small bowl, meanwhile preheat an oven to 325.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and beat in one egg at a time. Stir in half the quantity of chai spice mix. Fold in the flour and buttermilk alternately and stir until combined, don’t over mix. Mix together the baking soda and vinegar and mix into the batter.
Spoon into prepared cupcake cases until 3/4 full and bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Beat the butter until it is creamy. On low, mix in the vanilla and the rest of the chai spice mix. Carefully beat in the powdered sugar about ½ cup at a time. If the buttercream is too thick add cold milk until the desired consistency is reached. Pipe on to cooled cupcakes.
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