Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

A Watkins recipe. Definitely try to make with Watkins vanilla and cinnamon if you can. If using any other type of vanilla you will need to double the amount of vanilla in the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 325°F/170°C
  2. Grease and flour a round cake pan (8"/20 cm).
  3. Stir hot water into Chai Latte until blended. Measure 1/2 cup/125 mL of the chai latte for the cake and set aside 2 tbsp/30 mL for glaze.
  4. Mix flour, baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt. Set aside.
  5. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy.
  6. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth and blended.
  7. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with 1/2 cup Chai Latte until smooth.
  8. Pour into pan.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.
  11. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  12. Spread Chai glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon.
  13. For glaze, melt butter in 1-quart/litre saucepan over medium heat.
  14. Stir in remaining ingredients until smooth. Drizzle glaze on cake. If desired, grate cinnamon on top as garnish.
Most Helpful

This is seriously one of the best cakes ever, I mean how could you go wrong with the amazing Watkins Chai powder? I actually ate a whole cake by myself in a weekend (which was crazy!) It was just too good!

cartoonist62 October 30, 2008

Easy to make, unusual but so far everyone has loved it!

aupetptc April 20, 2007

I'm making this on the week-end for a get together & then I'll give it a rating. I always use Mexican vanilla so I'm gonna try it and I'll let you know.

babygirl65 June 22, 2005