chai latte cupcakes with cinnamon frosting

April 21, 2012 by Angie

This week’s Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Baking Challenge is flower decoration.  I made these chai latte cupcakes I’ve been eyeing for a while.  I attempted some flower decorations on top using cinnamon vanilla buttercream frosting.

I followed this recipe from the vegan cupcake bible, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.  The author is a genius.  I never would have thought I could put tea in a cupcake!  I didn’t have any soy yogurt in the house so I used a 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce instead and that seemed to work out just fine.  I followed this recipe for buttercream frosting that I’ve used before and added a 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the confectioner’s sugar to complement the spices in the cupcake.

That’s supposed to be a rose, guys.

A daisy?

These cupcakes taste wonderful.  I love the cinnamon frosting and I’m really picky about frosting.  If you like the spices in a chai latte, you’ll think these are a real treat.

I decorated them this morning, ate one (for quality control purposes, of course), and brought the rest to poor Cute Husband and his coworkers who are stuck at work on a Saturday.  They rated the cupcakes two thumbs up!

Look at me! I’m getting better at piping.  Still got a ways to go…


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