I’ve been wanting to make cupcakes lately, but I’m a little sick of vanilla. Unsure of a good flavour to try, I’ve waited until inspiration has hit.
Of course, inspiration hits right when I should be writing school reports. Oh well, embrace the procrastibaking!
I used my usual vanilla cupcake recipe, and substituted the vanilla essence with a store bought chai tea mixture. (If you didn’t have this, you could make one up by combining cinnamon, cloves, cardamon and ginger. )
As for the frosting, I wanted something a little sweet, and this was definitely the solution! In fact, maybe a little too sweet… Wait, that’s not possible!
* Use any basic vanilla recipe
* Add 2-4 teaspoons of chai tea mixture, in place or as well as vanilla essence.
* 200g white chocolate
* 240g (at room temperature) butter
* 3 to 4 cups icing sugar
* Pinch of salt
* 1/4 cup thickened cream
* 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Melt the white chocolate, and set aside to cool.
- Place the butter into a mixer, and cream for 1 minute.
- Add a pinch of salt and half of the icing sugar. Cream for 2-3 minutes or until nice and fluffy.
- Pour in vanilla essence and cream and mix.
- Add melted chocolate back in. Mix on low speed.
- Whip together on a high speed for a further 3 minutes.
- If you would like to make it thicker, add the extra icing sugar, bit by bit until desired consistency is reached.
- Pipe onto cupcakes, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and add some cinnamon bark to decorate!