Chocolate Chai Spice Cupcakes

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe comes from the delicious Cupcake Bakeshop by Chocylit. If you love cupcakes, you need to check out her blog.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With a small food processor, grind up the whole fennel and cloves.
  2. Transfer to a small bowl and add remaining spices. Mix to combine.
  3. Chop chocolate and transfer into the bowl of a standing mixer.
  4. Add butter to the chocolate and place the bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir until chocolate melts and butter is combined.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Let mixture cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Beat in an electric mixer for 3 minutes.
  7. Add one egg at a time, mixing for 30 seconds between each.
  8. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, chai spice mix, and a pinch of salt into the mixture and mix until blended.
  9. Scoop into cupcake cups and bake at 350 F for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Beat butter until creamy, scrape bowl.
  11. Add 4 cups of sifted powdered sugar, milk, spice mix, and ginger. Beat until combined.
  12. Add more powdered sugar as needed to get piping consistency.
  13. Assemble cooled cupcakes.


Most Helpful

My family and I loved it. I love spices, but wasn't sure about the Cardamom, so I used a little less, 1 1/2 TBS, I didn`t have valrhona so I replaced it with 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder. I didn´t make the frosting. It turned out great, I will upload the pics.
Thanks for sharing.

PuenteTriana February 27, 2011

Loved these!!! Used regular baking chocolate. I love the spices in the frosting. So good. I dont know if I cooked it wrong or its right but my cupcakes came out very dense. More like a brownie. But so delicious. Goes excellent with a big class of milk.

JAG0913 November 25, 2008

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