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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! :)
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.
We must have found this recipe in the same magazine! I clipped this years ago and finally decided to make it tonight. It turned out great so I came here to post it and now I don't have to! I don't have mini muffin tins so I made 1 dozen regular sized muffins.
I made these into regular sized cupcakes and got about 15. The suggestion of the buttercream icing with chai mixed in sounded good, so thats what I did. The icing was slightly gritty due to the chai mix, but still good. The cake had more of a chocolate flavor than I would have liked, so next time I may try this with a vanilla-based cake instead. Good recipe, got raves from the co-workers I served the cupcakes to.
The cake was really good. Not too sweet, but very flavorful. Unfortunately, we didn't care for the cream cheese icing, and next time I'll probably just make a butter cream frosting with the chai flavoring.
I'm a Chai Tea lover and these were a great treat. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out perfect. Thanks for the recipe.