The Cake Slice: Chai Cake with Honey-Ginger CreamApril 20, 2009 at 2:23 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, layer cakes, sweet things, the cake slice | 32 Comments
Oh my gosh– I made this cake weeks ago, but my heart still skips a beat looking at these pictures. It’s not from sugar shock, either…it’s from love…true love! Really, this cake will make you (and by “you” I mean me) forget that silly obsession with those achingly sweet iced chai latte thingies from Starbucks.
I am so glad that The Cake Slice group voted to make this cake. I’ve had my eye on it since I got my copy of Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes, and the only disappointing thing about it was that I only made half a recipe! The cake itself is made with chai tea-infused milk. The flavor is delicate, and reminded me more of a well-balanced spice cake than of tea.
And the frosting…oh, the gloriously thick, honey-sweetened cream cheese frosting, dripping it’s way down the side of the cake. Does it get much better? Add a little Bollywood-inspired sparkle on top, and I think not.
Look for a printable link to the recipe, courtesy of Gigi Cakes. Better yet, get your hands on a copy of Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes by Alicia Huntsman and Peter Wynne. Don’t forget to cruise through the list of The Cake Slice Bakers– I guarantee that I’m not the only one who loved this cake!