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Chai Tea Cupcakes are a delicious treat. Made with chai black tea and delicious spices with butter cream frosting.

Chai Tea Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Servings 12
Calories 270.6kcal
Author Tanya


  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 chai tea bags
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vanilla flavored yogurt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
    Place milk in a pot over medium heat. As soon as milk starts to boil and you see bubbles, remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow to brew for 10 minutes 
    Add all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, and salt to a bowl. Set aside. 
    In another big bowl, combine milk and tea mixture, white sugar, vanilla flavored yogurt, and vegetable oil. Stir until incorporated.  Add dry ingredients and mix until flour disappears.
    Place in muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool. Frost with icing and dust with cinnamon. 
    To make frosting, add butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and milk to a bowl and mix with mixer until fluffy.


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Calories: 270.6kcal