momsandraven Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 3:43am
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So, this morning I'm feeling like making a cake. I look around, supplies are a little sparse, but I spy a white cake mix. I was hoping for something more tasty than that! Then I had an idea, as I sipped on a cup of my favorite chai... why not add chai instead of water... hmmm....
I made enough chai to substitute in for the water qty and let it cool off a bit. Added it in, and baked as usual. OMG- it was delightful!!! It was very similar to a spice cake, but a much lighter taste. I was in heaven!

<<For those not familiar with chai, it is a black tea with added spices, usually cinnamon, nutmeg, etc, and then milk or cream is added. To me it tastes a lot like a flavored hot chocolate. You can buy it as a powdered mix, or as tea bags that you brew and add your own milk. You can drink it hot or cold.>>

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cakeconfections Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 3:45am
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That sounds yummy. I did some experimenting myself today. I made what I call a toasted almond cake. It is my favorite alcohol drink. I made a white cake, used pudding, milk, kahluah and ameretto. not sure what it tastes like with frosting by the scraps were really good.

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 3:48am
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Both sound really good. I bet the toasted almond would be good with whipped cream rather than bc.

cakeconfections Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 4:06am
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I used the whimsical bakehouse recipie. So the frosting is really light and airy like whipped cream and I made sure it had more almond flavor then vanilla. It looked yummy....

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 4:25am
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That sounds good!!

tanyascakes Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 5:43am
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Hey. Both sound yummy to me. Cakeconfections, did you use all the regular ingredients for the cake and then add the others? I think that I'd like to try that one. Could you PM me the recipe in case I can't find this thread when I get home from work? Thanks!!
Tanya

elin Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 5:44am
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That sounded just so great.
Would like to try that some time.
Chai I have never heard of, but I will try to find it.
I love the taste of spices. I also use a small amount of cinnamon to my choclatecake.

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