Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Cake Slice - Chai Cake


Yes! Another online cooking group. These very talented bakers make delicious and gorgeous multi-layer cakes once a month. I am excited to be part of the group as it gives me a chance to work on my cake decorating skills. I know how to decorate cakes in theory, but am not very good at it in practice-too impatient.

This month we made Chai cake with a cream cheese-honey icing. The cake was especially delicious-fragrant with cardamom from the Chai tea. The frosting was also very nice, and very sweet. I think when I make this again I'll make cupcakes and just use powdered sugar as the topping. The cake has so much flavor there is really no need for frosting.
This is the book we are currently baking from. There are so many luscious recipes that I'd love to bake them all.

Here is the recipe for the Chai cake. http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dcch78fx_19g66gdfgr

And, here is a link to the Cake Slice blogroll. http://thecakeslicebakers.blogspot.com/
Thank you talented bakers for letting me join your group!

19 comments:

  1. I love the idea of cupcakes and powdered sugar...not to mention I'm a chai fanatic...this is right up my alley-----beautiful photos!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Another group! How are you going to keep up with them all?? You will need a calendar just to keep track of your baking groups :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, Chai cake and POM "jell-o" - you rock the pantry, Michele! That cake sounds sublime. I don't know how you find the time to do so much creative baking, but I'm glad you do! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Is it my eyes or have you changed the outlook of your blog. Whatever it is - I like it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lauren- The recipe for the cake is very easy, there's no beating of egg whites or anything. Let me know if you make the cupcakes; I think you'll like them!

    Kristy- I need to be as organized as you are!

    Barbara- Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I tend to bake in the middle of the night. Insomnia can be a plus!

    mangocheeks- I have been working on some changes. Thank you very much!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have been seeing these chai cakes all over today, I am so hungry for a slice!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I just cut out a recipe for Strawberries with Tea-Infused Cream. I didn't realize you can do so much with tea besides drink it. These strawberries look so good and seems easy enough for even myself to make. Your cake looks wonderful. I love layer cakes.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The cake was delicious Natashya!

    Cheryl- The strawberries with tea infused cream sounds amazing! I will have to try it. If you make something that you love, you are always welcome to be a guest blogger.

    ReplyDelete
  9. YOur cake looks fantastic. I've been hearing good things about this all over the place. YUM.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Welcome aboard Cake Slice and great job on your chai cake.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Mmm, this cake looks delicious. I'm a huge fan of spice, so this cake sounds perfect for me. And that frosting just sounds absolutely divine!

    ReplyDelete
  12. You are so sweet Elyse, thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Welcome and great job on your cake. I'm planning on baking this again, too! So good.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I enjoy baking with tea and this cake looks wonderful. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Tealady- Thank you! If you are an amazon.com shopper, they are having a sale on a bunch of really neat teas.

    ReplyDelete