Here is another installment from The Cake Slice as we bake our way through Sky High: Irrisistable Three Layer Cakes. This month we baked the Chai Cake with Honey Ginger Cream Frosting. It's fabulous!
When I mentioned to the boys that I was making a Chai Cake neither of them were very excited. They both told me they didn't like chai tea. I explained that they both like carrot cake, they like spice cakes and this Chai Cake was a bit like both. I knew they would like the frosting as both boys like cream cheese frostings.
The cake went together very easily and without any problems. I used basic Nestle Chai Tea bags and these flavored the cake beautifully!
I again made 1.5 of the recipe and baked in 3 deep 9" pans. Each rose nicely and had a good moist crumb.
This cake lasted 2 days in my home. Each of the boys had friends over and they ate it up quickly with a generous amount of milk!
The frosting is very easy to make and the honey gives it very good flavor. I found the honey gave the frosting a nice spreading consistency. I should have doubled the frosting as I didn't feel it gave quite enough coverage.
This is one you must try! I guess they all are, aren't they!
See Gigi for the recipe.