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Day 87: Chai Cupcakes

I love these chai cupcakes because they:

  1. Taste like chai!

  2. They are so moist and soft!

What more could you want from a cupcake or a chai cupcake?! I used just a quick sweetened bag of tea, that was done in 1 minute and just added it into the mix!

Before you look forward let me just admit: I messed up the frosting. Yes, I added granulated sugar, I don't even know why. I've always done my homemade buttercream with powdered sugar.

This recipe is very similar to my pumpkin muffins. One reason I added more sugar is because that the chai is pretty dark. After it's baked, you don't really taste the sugar that much.

The chai spice mix is pretty easy, I actually like to take pods of cardamon and just crush them.

Serve with cinnamon sticks or just frosting by itself.


Level: 👩🏽‍🍳

Serves: 4

Time: 45 minutes



  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup chai tea

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons ground cardamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

  • Favorite buttercream frosting + 1 1/2 teaspoons of the chai spice mix


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin.

  2. In a small bowl combine, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, and allspice. This will be your chai spice mix. In a medium bowl, combined flour, sugar, baking soda, and 3 1/3 teaspoons of chai spice mix. Add in the oil, chai tea and vanilla extract. With a cookie scoop, drop batter into cupcake wrappers. Bake for 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile make your favorite buttercream frosting and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of the remaining chai mix. Frost onto cupcakes and serve with cinnamon sticks.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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