Eggless Black Tea and Spices Infused Cake – Chai Cake! – Moist, Quick and Delicious!

I had been toying with this particular thing in my mind for some time. And then came the sudden trip of DH to the west coast. My BIL has a penchant for teas.. Of all kinds. I vividly remember my SIL ( being a non tea drinker) enthusiastically making a cup of strong ginger tea for us, only to discover that it turned out to be the dark chocolate tea kind. Oh well ! Knowing his fondness for these and more so because I was experimenting to get the eggless variety right, and buoyed by the recent success of Thandai Chai Masala Cake, this was born – About 4 hrs before my DH boarded the flight !

Black Tea Spice Cake 

Ingredients

  • Self rising APF : 2 cups
  • Non-Fat Sweetened Condensed Milk : 14 oz can
  • Butter : 1/2 cup  (Melted)
  • Baking Soda : 1/2 tsp
  • Walnuts: 1/2 cup chopped 

For Making the Black Tea Concoction:

  • Water: 1/2 cup
  • Milk 1% or 2% : 1 cup
  • Black Tea : 6-8 tea bags or 3-4 tsp of black tea
  • Fresh Ginger : 2 inches. finely grated
  • Black cloves : 4
  • Green cardamom: 6
  • Black peppercorns : 6 . Crushed finely
  • Fennel seeds: 1 tsp (optional)

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Spay oil  and dust flour on the pan of your choice. I used a 9 inch round pan for this.
  • Sift the APF and Baking Soda together and whisk it.

Making the Tea concoction:

  • Boil the water with the ginger, cardamom ,cloves and pepper initially for a few min. The idea being to let the spices steep in.
  • Add in 6-8 tea bags or add 3-4 tsp of black tea and boil for a 2 min or so.
  • Now add in the 1 cup of milk and let it all boil so the flavors are well steeped in.
  • Filter this very thick concoction out and you should have a cup of the final extract in measurement
  • Let this cool down.Should be luke warm in about 10 min or so.

Preparing the batter

  • Melt the 1/2 cup of butter and add it in along with the thick tea concoction and condensed milk to the dry flour mix.
  • Stir it in gently so the flour is completely incorporated.
  • Now add in half the chopped walnuts in this and stir it in.
  • Add in the batter into the pan.
  • Add in the rest of the chopped walnuts – sprinkle on the surface

Baking:

  • Bake it in the oven for 38 min or so at 350 deg F.
  • This will be a very moist , flavor intense , slight dense but very soft cake.

 

Black Tea and Spice infused Eggless Cake
Serves 12
Moist, flavorful, intense, black tea and spice infused cake
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. Self rising APF : 2 cups
  2. Non-Fat Sweetened Condensed Milk : 14 oz can
  3. Butter : 1/2 cup  (Melted)
  4. Baking Soda : 1/2 tsp
  5. Walnuts: 1/2 cup chopped
For Making the Black Tea Concoction
  1. Water: 1/2 cup
  2. Milk 1% or 2% : 1 cup
  3. Black Tea : 6-8 tea bags or 3-4 tsp of black tea
  4. Fresh Ginger : 2 inches. finely grated
  5. Black cloves : 4 crushed
  6. Green cardamom: 6 crushes
  7. Black peppercorns : 6 . Crushed finely
  8. Fennel seeds: 1 tsp (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Spay oil  and dust flour on the pan of your choice. I used a 9 inch round pan for this.
  2. Sift the APF and Baking Soda together and whisk it.
Making the Tea concoction
  1. Boil the water with the ginger, cardamom ,cloves and pepper initially for a few min. the idea being to let the spices steep in.
  2. Add in 6-8 tea bags or add 3-4 tsp of black tea and boil for a 2 min or so.
  3. Now add in the 1 cup of milk and let it all boil so the flavors are well steeped in.
  4. Filter this very thick concoction out and you should have a cup of the final extract in measurement
  5. Let this cool down.Should be lukewarm in about 10 min or so.
  6. Preparing the batter
  7. Melt the 1/2 cup of butter and add it in along with the thick tea concoction and condensed milk to the dry flour mix.
  8. Stir it in gently so the flour is completely incorporated.
  9. Now add in half the chopped walnuts in this and stir it in.
  10. Add in the batter into the pan.
  11. Add in the rest of the chopped walnuts - sprinkle on the surface
Baking
  1. Bake it in the oven for 38 min or so at 350 deg F.
  2. This will be a very moist , flavor intense , slight dense but very soft cake.
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