Chai Loaf cake

Fall is upon us, and as my lips and hands become dry, my gloves a necessity in the mornings and my boots the more appealing alternative, I find myself craving spice cakes.

Chai Cake

I have earlier talked about the organic spice shop ASA Spices, whom I absolutely adore, and last time I was there (spending to much money, for the third time in three weeks) I bought a Chai Spice mix from ASA on an impulse (since I knew we had run out), and I decided to put it to good use in a cake.

I used our spice-dedicated coffee grinder to pulverize some of my chai spices, and added to my cake. The basis of the cake is a Spice Cake Mix from I am Baker, which I converted to metrics, switched the brown sugar with light muscovado sugar and the pumpkin spice with chai spice.

The result was a delicious, spicy cake, which does not need the dusting of powdered sugar it has in the picture, but it does make a rather nice photographic element.


160 g flour

220 g light muscovado sugar

2 tbsp. corn starch

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. chai spice

2 tsp. vanilla sugar

1/4 tsp. salt


110 g soft butter

2 eggs

120 ml milk


Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a seperate bowl mix the eggs with the milk. Cream the butter and add the dry ingredients alternately with the wet ingredients.

Line a loaf pan (or whatever pan you like) and pour in the cake batter. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.

Serve (with or without powdered sugar)

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