Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Found this one in a magazine and thought that it was an interesting "adult" recipe for cupcakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line mini muffin pans with liners.
  3. Combine flour, chai mix, cocoa, baking powder and salt and whisk together.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar and cream together (approx 3 minutes).
  5. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  6. Add vanilla.
  7. On low speed, alternate adding flour and milk into the creamed butter mixture and beat.
  8. Fill cupcake cups with batter 3/4 full.
  9. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until done.
  10. Let cakes cool completely.
  11. Combine all the ingredients and mix until smooth.
  12. Refridgerate until cakes have cooled.
  13. Frost cakes.
  14. Sprinkle cocoa powder or powdered sugar on top frosting as a garnish.
  15. *TIP--To make it easier to fill mini cupcakes holders, place batter in a large plastic ziplock bag, snip off a bit on the corner.
Most Helpful

Quick question...should I use a liquid mix of a dry mix for the chai. What would you guys recommend?

Supernatural_baker January 27, 2016

These are pretty good cupcakes. The tip about filling the mini liners worked like a charm. We too thought the cocoa was a bit too much, but I really like the idea. We made a buttercream frosting instead of the cream cheese. I also like the idea of making them into a vanilla chai flavor. Made and Reviewed for Comfort Cafe - Tea for Two - Thanks! :)

LilPinkieJ January 26, 2009

My friends now request me to make these for gatherings. They always turn out good, and look so pretty. We are trying to devise a plan to make vanilla chai cupcakes by replacing the cocoa with something else. These have definitely become a go-to recipe.

anniegroves August 20, 2008