Last week I celebrated my birthday with a lovely Chai Cake iced with Whipped Honey Frosting. It’s been a while since I’ve made a cake, nonetheless shared a cake recipe with you, so I’m excited that there was finally an occasion to do so.
This cake was created simply because I love to treat myself to an iced chai latte on special occasions, so I figured why not make it into a scrumptious cake. Making sure that I incorporate the cream so it has the milky flavor of the drink, I was super stoked to taste the frosted cake and discover spiced goodness.
I hope you enjoy this cake and don’t forget to decorate with a little lace bunting. Never underestimate simplistic style – it goes a long way and is oh so pretty.
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 2 tsp whole cloves
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, soft
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cup honey
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and coat 3 8-inch round pans with nonstick spray.
- On the stove, bring the milk and cloves to a gentle boil in a small pot. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature; then discard the cloves once cooled.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, baking powder, spices and salt.
- Add the butter and beat at low speed until the mixture looks sandy.
- On medium speed, beat in the milk and vanilla extract and mix for 1 minute.
- Reduce the speed to low and mix in the eggs one at a time making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl in between each addition. Increase the speed to medium after adding the last egg and beat for 30 seconds.
- Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and smooth the tops with an offset spatula.
- Bake for 24 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 20 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, add the whipping cream and honey to a mixing bowl and use the whisk attachment to create the frosting. Begin on a low speed and as it thickens, increase the speed until you achieve the preferred consistency.
- Frost the cake and serve.