Rebekah of Making Miracles is hosting March's Bundt Bakers group. When I read her prompt - "Did you know that March is "National Caffeine Awareness Month"? What better excuse to pull out your favorite caffeinated beverage and incorporate it into a delicious cake! Use anything from tea, coffee, soda, to espresso, etc." - I immediately thought of my favorite coffeehouse drink. I'll get to that. But here's what the #BundtBakers are sharing...
- Caramel Macchiato Mini Bundts by Magical Ingredients
- Coca-Cola Bundt Cake by Food Lust People Love
- Coffee and Baileys Individual Bundts by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Coffee Chocolate Bundt Cake by Making Miracles
- Dirty Chai Mini Bundts by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Espresso Chocolate Bundt Cake by Patyco Candybar
- Ginger & Lemon Green Tea Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze by Patty's Cake
- Marble Coffee Bundt by Sneha's Recipe
- Vietnamese Coffee Bundt Cake by All That's Left Are The Crumbs
Back in our pre-COVID world - can you remember that far back?!? - I would indulge in a dirty chai latte whenever we'd stop for a coffee and a pastry before a hike. I mean it's the best of all things - it's spicy and it's got a shot of espresso in it!
If you are not familiar with chai, I have shared my own Masala Chai Spice Blend; I have made Mysterious Masala Chai and Marigold Masala Chai; and I even used it to make Chai Latte Gummy Bears! But, basically, chai means 'tea' and masala means 'spiced.'
So, what's a dirty chai, you ask? It's chai with milk and a shot of coffee or espresso!
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3/4 cup ginger syrup (or you can also use honey or molasses)
- 3 cups flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons instant coffee or espresso
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1" knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1/2 cup organic dark brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- optional: organic powdered sugar for dusting, melted chocolate for drizzling
I love the flavor profile of this - it sounds DELICIOUS! And no... I do not remember pre-quarantine... or coffee houses... and now I might go cry. Or eat more cake.ReplyDelete
I have never had a dirty chai....I'll have to rectify that.ReplyDelete
Oh, my goodness. Yes! You need a dirty chai in your life.Delete
Ohhh ... what a delicious recipe ...Delete
I've never had dirty chai ...
I have to do it soon!
What an excellent idea! I love the flavors of the cake. Also very much interested in checking the chai recipes too.ReplyDelete
Yummy!!! It looks so delicious!!! XOXOReplyDelete
Could I have one please Camilla.. these are delicious!!ReplyDelete
This one is packed with flavor, what great flavors!! The dusting of powdered sugar and the chocolate glaze are wonderful extras. I'm looking forward to next month's bake.ReplyDelete
Ooooh, ginger syrup! I made some a while back to make homemade ginger ale. Happy to have another use for it!ReplyDelete
Chai is one of my favorite spice blends, and a drink I order quite often at the coffee shop. I actually have a jar of ginger syrup in my pantry so I know what I will be baking next weekend.ReplyDelete
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