Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Munchies: Chai Cupcakes with Honey icing!

Hello everyone! Monday is here to start another week, and to start it right, I'm bringing one of the promised recipes from my b-day foods for this week's Monday Munchies!

This recipe is a mix between the Chai Latte cupcakes from the "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World" book and the icing is from a recipe from a new blog I've discovered: Carrot Cake!

Chai Cupcakes with Honey icing
Makes 12 cupcakes


- 225 ml soy or rice milk
- 4 black tea bags or 2 tablespoon loose tea
- 50 ml canola oil (I used olive oil)
- 125 ml vanilla or plain soy yogurt (I used plain)
- 175 mg granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 300 mg all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 ground cloves
- Pinch of ground black or white pepper


- Preheat oven to 180ºC and line cupcake pan with cupcake cases.
- Heat soy milk in a small saucepan over medium till almost boiling. Add tea bags, cover, and remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes. Then dunk teabags a few times in the milk and squeeze gently to extract any soy milk before removing, and discard the tea bags. Measure the milk & tea mixture and add more milk if it's less than 225 ml.
- In a large bowl, whisk together oil, yogurt, sugar, vanilla and milk & tea mixture till all yogurt lumps disappear. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves and pepper into wet ingredients. Mix until large lumps disappear; some small lumps are ok.
- Fill cases full and bake for about 20 to 22 minutes until a toothpick come out clean.

Honey icing


- 100 gr room temperature unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons honey
- 5 tablespoons icing sugar


- In a bowl mix together butter with sugar, honey and vanilla extract till we have a thick cream. If done by hand, it'll take longer and the consistency won't be as great as if done in a KitchenAid (for example) but it'll look good enough.
- I used the Wilton 2D tip, that makes those pretty roses without much effort at all!

I just can't wait to keep baking, and to learn loads in the couse I will be making in November with Alma from Alma's Cupcakes & Objetivo: Cupcake Perfecto!!


  1. Those sound yummy. And your icing is beautiful. I will be looking for my shipment soon ;)

  2. These sound/look SO amazing! Almost too pretty to eat.

  3. wow! nice job -- that frosting looks way professional! ;)

  4. Oh my GOSH, Pili! This is one of the most tempting recipes I've ever read! You've combined so many of my favorite flavors, I almost can't stand it.

  5. your icing is gorgeous!!! and i'm now printing out the recipe to try later! =)


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