Monday, February 14, 2011

Chai Cupcakes...Eggless!

I made these Chai Cupcakes for a chaat and cupcake get together.  I wanted to make a cupcake that would complement all the yummy chaat (aka Indian snacks).  I came across this recipe from Love & Olive Oil site and modified it after finding another recipe. (I didn't want to use soymilk...)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons loose black tea or tea bags
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of chai masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Heat milk and add chai.  Boil and take off the stove.  Let sit for 10 min to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, yogurt, sugar, vanilla and tea mixture until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and masala.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until lumps gone.  Fill in cupcake pans and bake until toothpick comes clean. (~20-22 minutes).
  6. Once the cupcakes are cooled, sift sugar over cooled cupcakes. (Make sure the cupcakes are thoroughly cooled or the sugar will just melt!)

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