Chocolate Chai Spice Cupcakes

Recipe by Torrig
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




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