Warm and moist cake that has the taste of Christmas in every bite! Have you tried Puerto Rican hojaldre? Well, it tastes just like that! Heaven!
If you're still wondering what dessert you need to enjoy on Thanksgiving... Think no more! This Chai Latte cake is the perfect blend of spices and warmness that makes one hell of a crowdpleaser.
I was a little skeptical about this one at the beginning, but as I was enjoying chai expresso, I told myself WHY NOT?! Chai is a delicious combination of spices that are both warm and refreshing. So, a cake with chai spices combined with the great expresso kick... Yum!
My only regret is that I haven't baked this cake before!
Once upon a time, I worked at a Coffee Shop. Before that terrible time, I haven't tried a chai in my life. A faithful visitor of coffee shops, I always stuck to flavored lattes or frozen coffees. Never had I dared to venture to the chai world. Silly me! Once I tried it, it was impossible not to experiment with it.
Unlike the Chai sold at coffee shops, chai tea bags are herbs and spices, with no sugar or additives involved. For this cake recipe, I combined cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon to make my spice mix.
You can also use 4 chai tea bags. Steep them for 5-10 minutes in the expresso shot or the three tablespoons of warm heavy cream. Squeeze the tea bags to extract the most of it, trying not to break the bags. (Just add the infused expresso or cream at the correspondent step in the recipe.)
If you're short on time, this deliciously satisfying Chai Latte cake only requires 1 hour and 15 minutes from mixing to frost time. If you like a lot of frosting and filling, I suggest doubling the frosting recipe to make a thick frosting cover! Anyway, there's never too much frosting!
Dust with a tsp. cinnamon on top or chopped nuts, and decorate with a few cinnamon sticks!
Look at that beauty!
Oh, how come I forgot to mention how nicely delicious and healthy this recipe is! Keto, diabetic-friendly, low carb. Can it get better?
A little bit better after every single bite!
Have you ever tasted Puerto Rican's hojaldre? It's a spice-packed cake originally created in Anasco, P.R. It quickly made its way to one of Puerto Rican's best cakes! No wonder why! Puerto Ricans enjoy a nice piece of hojaldre dunk in a cold glass of milk. This Chai Latte cake can be enjoyed the same way... or by itself... or with a hot latte... or with an ice cream ball on the side.
So many options make me hungry!
Note: Save some for the next day! Believe me on this! It tastes even better the next day!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Lots of love,