Our family was very busy over the holidays, with a whirl wind trip to Disney and time spent with family and friends. We saw Mickey, the Orlando Magic basketball team take on the Miami Heat, and ate at some fabulous Central Florida restaurants. Now it's time to unwind from our busy Christmas vacation with these spicy Chai Latte Cupcakes. I can't get enough of chai spice! The blend of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves is just so delicious. You can change it up by adding cardamom in place of the all-spice. I didn't have cardamom on hand when I made these cupcakes, but all-spice takes recipes up a notch, whether you're going sweet or savory. Here's how I made these Chai Latte Cupcakes:
Cupcakes: 2 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour; 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar; 2 tsp. baking powder; 1/2 tsp. baking soda; 1 tsp. cinnamon; 1/2 tsp. ginger; 1/2 tsp. all-spice; 1/8 tsp. cloves; 1 tsp. vanilla; 1 cup light whipping cream or whole milk; 2 eggs; 1/2 cup oil.
Frosting: 1 stick salted butter; 3 cups powdered sugar; 1/4 cup light whipping cream or whole milk; 1/2 tsp. vanilla; 1 tsp. cinnamon.
Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake tin with liners. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the whipping cream. vanilla, eggs, and oil. Alternatively add to the dry ingredients. Using an electric mixer, mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Frosting: Using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, whipping cream, and spices. Gradually add the powdered sugar. When cupcakes are cooled, place frosting into a piping bag and swirl onto the center of each cupcakes.
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