Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Yummy cupcakes with a light and fluffy texture. From Gimme Some Oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In a small bowl or plastic bag, combine the chai spice mix ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and beat in one egg at a time. Stir in 2 teaspoons of the chai spice mix. Fold in the flour and buttermilk alternately and stir until combined, don’t over mix. Mix together the baking soda and vinegar in a separate bowl, then add it to the batter and mix until combined.
  4. Spoon into prepared cupcake tins until 3/4 full and bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Buttercream Directions:.
  6. In a stand mixer, beat the butter until it is creamy. On low, mix in the vanilla and the rest of the chai spice mix. Carefully beat in the powdered sugar about ½ cup at a time. If the buttercream is too thick add 1-2 tbs of cold milk until the desired consistency is reached. Then pipe onto cooled cupcakes with your favorite frosting tip.
Most Helpful

I tried it and this was absolutely fantastic! My husband gobbled it up! I used my big cupcake pan (6 cupcakes). I made as directed. I halfed the frosting and it was plenty. I didn't sift the powdered sugar and it came out fine -- nice and creamy. I also didn't have cardamom and it still smelled and tasted very much like chai. I can't wait to find cardamom in the store and make this again. An absolute keeper! Light, fluffy, moist and delicious. Thanks for posting!

ITRIEDIT February 15, 2012