Chai Latte Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

A very delicious and easy-to-follow recipe for light, fluffy Chai Latte Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting that make a great seasonal tasty treat. Chai latte instant powder is used as a no fuss way to add the unique flavour, making them ideal to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy your baking!

Ingredients (12 cupcakes):

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 stick (or 1/2 cup) unsalted butter at room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

2/3 cup chai latte instant powder

2 eggs

3 tbsp half-and-half (or milk)

1 tbsp vanilla extract


Ingredients White Chocolate Buttercream frosting:

1 stick (or 1/2 cup) unsalted butter at room temperature

2 cup confectioner’s (icing) sugar

2-5 tbsp half-and-half (or whipping cream)

6 oz white chocolate, melted and cooled


Preheat oven to 350°F degrees

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and chai latte instant powder

Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and sour cream until light and fluffy


Add the eggs to the electric mixer one at a time until well combined

Add the half-and-half and vanilla extract and mix together using a spoon

Using the electric mixer, add the flour mixture from earlier and combine it well

Line a cupcake tin with cases and fill each 3/4 full

Place in oven on middle shelf and bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the centre of a cupcake

Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove each cupcake to a wire rack and allow to cool completely


Make the white chocolate buttercream frosting by beating together, using an electric mixer, the butter and confectioner’s (icing) sugar on low speed until light and fluffy

Add the melted and cooled white chocolate and 2 tbsp of the half-and-half and beat on high for 5 mins (you can add another tbsp or two of half-and-half if the consistency is not right)

Frost the completely cooled cupcakes and then serve!


What do you think? If you have a go at this recipe, let me know how it turns out!


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