This masala chai tea cake is a delicious vegan sponge cake infused with warming Indian spices. It is wonderfully aromatic, sweet and fluffy. So jump on board and let’s do it together!
But first, what is masala chai?
Indian terms masala And chai stand for “spice mixture” or “tea”.
So, masala chai (also called chai tea) is a spiced tea made with a special blend of Indian spices and Assam black tea, brewed together in milk or water.
And this masala chai cake is also made with tea and spices!
For the recipe, we took handy chai tea bags that have already mixed black tea with chai spices and made one out of it Chai milk tea with coconut milk add to cake batter.
On top of that we gave a tip homemade chai spice mix.
This makes the cake extra flavorful and ensures that the “chai flavor” really pops out with every bite!
For the chai spice blend we used cinnamon, cardamom, clove and ginger. Just get the dry, ground spices and mix them together. Simply!
Combined with the tea bags, these spices add to the mix warmth, color and aroma to the cake – plus a nice energetic, spicy kick!
For the other cake ingredients we used coconut oil and coconut milk vegan alternative to butter and milk.
Then we replaced the eggs with starch, baking powder, baking soda and lemon juice.
These ingredients work together to make the cake rise, hold together and stay soft and fluffy.
We used regular powdered sugar for the sugar, but we halved the amount compared to a classic sponge cake recipe for a healthier intake.
And if you want, you have to use the sweetener erythritol for one too Sugar Free Cake!
Once done, you can enjoy this wonderful chai tea cake as is or top it with our creamy peanut butter frosting – or find more decorating ideas below!
And if you want to discover more delicious recipe ideas with chai spices, check out this matcha chai latte, chai chia pudding and chai hot chocolate. All a must for chai lovers!