Monday, April 20, 2009

The Cake Slice: Chai Cake with Honey-Ginger Cream

Finally, I baked a cake for The Cake Slice group!! :) And boy was it a good one. I'll admit, I wondered how this cake would turn out. I mean, chai tea in a cake?? Oh yeah, it was worth it! I even baked the cake last week, if you can believe it. I took it to my mom's office. She works at a CPA firm, and as you can imagine, it was crazy there last week with the tax deadline. They are always happy to see food heading their way, especially during tax season. It was quite the hit, and I had several requests for the recipe. I really enjoyed it as well. The cake was moist and fluffy, and the frosting was perfect!

The only change I made to the cake was leaving the ginger out of the honey-ginger cream (the frosting) because, um, I didn't have any fresh ginger. I thought I did, but alas, did not! It was perfectly fine without it, although I did add some cinnamon in just in case. :)

Here is a link to a printable version of the recipe (thanks to Gigi Cakes), which comes from Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes. It's a really cool book if you ever get a chance to look at it!

You should also check out The Cake Slice Bakers to see what everyone else did with this delicious cake!!

8 comments:

Christi said...

OMG, How Yummy does that look!

Caroline said...

your cake looks delicious especially with the icing drizzling down the sides.

Jo said...

Great job on your cake and the icing running down completes the entire picture. Beautiful.

Lindsey Johnson said...

It looks so good I want to make it again!

Linda said...

I bet the folks at your mom's CPA firm totally appreciated this treat. The icing on your cake looks amazing!!!

TeaLady said...

Oh, that came out just fine. I so wanted to make this one as I love chai in anything sweet. Beautiful job.

SiHaN said...

I'm sure cinnamon in the frosting was just fine! great job with the cake too!

AndreaQ said...

Yum-I bet this was delicious! I've had chai gelato before but never chai cake!