Chai in the Sky: Chai Cake with Honey-Ginger Cream

Monday, August 25, 2008

Chai Cake with Honey-Ginger Cream (Sky High Cakes)

Chai tea with milk.
Cinnamon and cardamom.
Cream cheese.

Oh, yes. I had to make this cake.

This Chai Cake with Honey-Ginger Cream is one of the amazing recipes from “Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes” by Alisa Huntsman and Peter Wynne! (page 152) Go out and get it from the library (like I did!) or buy it. It rocks!

Chai Cake with Honey-Ginger Cream (Sky High Cakes)
Milk is brought to a simmer and 6 chai tea bags are added. The instructions remind you squeeze the milk out of the bags. Note to self: Simmered milk is way hot, even after a 5 minute steep. Use some utensils to do this!

Chai Cake with Honey-Ginger Cream (Sky High Cakes) Chai Cake with Honey-Ginger Cream (Sky High Cakes)
The frosting is a mix of powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, ½ t fresh grated ginger and some honey.

I didn’t do a good job frosting this one. It was supposed to have “open sides” with three layers of frosting just to the edges of the cake. However, I ended up with so much on top and I just carried it over the sides…but not really enough frosting for that. Oh well, it tasted good.

Chai Cake with Honey-Ginger Cream (Sky High Cakes)
This was a big hit at work! It’s like a light spice cake with the delicate flavor of chai with a nice not overly sweet frosting. It’s a winner!

Speaking of winners...have you seen this blog? Cake Wrecks. The best ever! This one is my favorite.
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Susan @ My Wholefood Family Essentials said... [Reply to comment]

Wow that looks sensational! It's great to see cardamom used in cakes etc not just curries. It works amazing well. Thanks for visiting my blog by the way :-)

Jessie said... [Reply to comment]

that looks beautiful. and it sounds delicious.

Patricia Scarpin said... [Reply to comment]

I have been thinking of this cake for weeks! That book is just amazing, isn't it?

I think you iced the cake beautifully.

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

Chai tea is my absolute favorite. The idea of a cake made with this - heaven. It looks great and I will have to try it.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Such a gorgeous cake (and your frosting is iced beautifully)! I love chai tea so I'm sure I'll love this cake. Your layered cakes looks so impressive. Yum!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That cake looks soo good - never baked with chai, but this has inspired me to give it a go!

And CakeWrecks is one of my favs too.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Okay I think this cake puts it over the edge for me - I have to get that cookbook! What a yummy sounding and beautiful looking cake.

alisa said... [Reply to comment]

it always surprises me to find my book on someones blog. it represents a six month period of my life in which cake and frosting were all I thought about and all I ate as well. thanks for saying so many nice things about it! Alisa

Carol Peterman/TableFare said... [Reply to comment]

Ohh, I am intrigued. I will check out the book. Just discovered Cake Wrecks a few weeks ago - awsome site!

Sihan said... [Reply to comment]

I've got the book too! I've so gotta try out this recipe.. for the love of chai. Thanks!

Julia from Dozen Flours said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a sucker for anything with cardamom (especialy cardamom ice cream). I am definately going to have to make this. Great photos!

Jaime said... [Reply to comment]

wow! beautiful cake! i love the flavor of chai. you should submit this to layers of cake:

Di said... [Reply to comment]

Mmm.. this cake sounds wonderful. I love chai. Great pictures!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Mary --

Holy crap, that looks GREAT!


KK said... [Reply to comment]

seriously - where do you find the time?!

the folks at work sure are lucky...are they hiring over there?


preppy little dress AKA "PLD" said... [Reply to comment]

omg...i have to try this, it looks awesome!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I have that book but don't remember this cake....what an oversight!

Mari said... [Reply to comment]

That cinches it, I'm buying that book!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Um.... YUM!?!??! This looks like the most FABULOUS cake. Totally just made me add your blog to my google reader! Can't WAIT for more updates!

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