Vanilla Chai Cupcakes

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Barbell Bunny

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

Top Review by ITRIEDIT

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!

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.

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