Oh man. Today I am both sad and incredibly happy. Sad because my best friend in the world, Erica, just left me after a glorious weekend together. Happy because we made amazing chai tea latte cupcakes together PLUS I am finally debuting the new Baking Therapy logo!!
Where to start?
First, let’s talk about the new logo. I am THRILLED and humbled that I know someone like Nick who is an incredibly talented illustrator and someone who willingly made a brand new, custom designed cupcake logo for this little blog-oh-mine. When I first asked him to design something, I had no idea if he would really do it, and he did and I’m just so excited it’s hard for me to properly communicate that to you guys.
I mean seriously. Look at that thing. He even added a little pancake garnish like the one from my pancake cupcakes. And I didn’t even ask for that!! He is just THAT creative. Man.
So what do you guys think? I think it’s kind of the shit. Sorry to any parents who read this but that’s truly how I feel right now.
If you want to see more of Nick’s amazing artwork, check out his website by clicking here.
Alright, on to the cupcakes!
Last night, with the help of my friend Erica, we made Chai Tea Latte cupcakes!
This one is SUPER easy and REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY good. Like seriously good.
Here is what you will need:
1 Box of white cake mix (I prefer Duncan Hines)
Everything for your basic butter cream recipe (Find that in “The Basics” section on this here bloggy blog)
6 bags of Chai Tea
Let’s make some cupcakes!
Start by taking your 6 bags of Chai Tea and brewing them in 1 1/4 cups of milk. I use skim milk and my cupcakes turn out great.
Brew the tea for 12 minutes over a medium heat, stirring frequently.
Once the milk turns a nice light shade of brown (almost like a coffee with a lot of milk) you are done with that step. It should take the full 12 minutes.
Put that in the fridge to help it cool down.
Next, put all of your ingredients for your cake mix (minus the 1 1/3 cup of water) into a bowl. Add 1 1/3 cup of the tea/milk combo, plus 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and mix those delicious ingredients together. Save the rest of the tea/milk combo for your frosting.
Bake your cupcakes.
Once they have cooled, make your butter cream. Add the rest of the milk/tea combo 1 tblsp at a time, until you have a nice chai flavor. Add 1 tsp of vanilla as well. If you notice that the frosting isn’t the right texture, add more sugar.
Pipe the frosting onto those babies, and add a little sprinkle of cinnamon for the garnish.
And voila! You’ve got a delicious vanilla chai cupcake to show off to all of your co-workers…or friends, family, dog, whatever you choose.
Thanks again for stopping by and another extra special thanks to Nick for my brand new logo!