Vanilla Chai Cupcakes for a Scrumptious Spring

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We couldn’t resist sharing this unique cupcake recipe that we received as part of a recent entry in the 2015 Scrumptious Spring Sweepstakes. Savannah from Indian Trail, North Carolina submitted her entry for Vanilla Chai Cupcakes with this gorgeous photo. She writes, “this recipe is unique because I like to use only the freshest ingredients when making these specific cupcakes. Especially using the Rodelle products (i.e. the vanilla extracts).” We love seeing the Rodelle ingredients in the recipe and think you might like to try them out for your next cupcake adventure!

Vanilla Chai Cupcakes

PREP: 5 MINS COOK: 20 MINS TOTAL: 25 MINS
INGREDIENTS:

CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. Rodelle vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 tsp. chai spice mix (recipe below)
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
CHAI SPICE MIX INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
Rodelle Cinnamon sticks (optional for garnish)
Rodelle Vanilla Beans (also optional for garnish)
BUTTERCREAM INGREDIENTS:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
remainder of the chai spice mix
1 Tbsp. cold milk, if needed to thin out the buttercream

DIRECTIONS:

CUPCAKE DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a cupcake pan with liners.

In a small bowl or plastic bag, combine the chai spice mix ingredients. Set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and beat in one egg at a time. Stir in 2 teaspoons of the chai spice mix. Fold in the flour and buttermilk alternately and stir until combined, don’t over mix. Mix together the baking soda and vinegar in a separate bowl, then add it to the batter and mix until combined.

Spoon into prepared cupcake tins until 3/4 full and bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

BUTTERCREAM DIRECTIONS:

In a stand mixer, beat the butter until it is creamy. On low, mix in the vanilla and the rest of the chai spice mix. Carefully beat in the powdered sugar about ½ cup at a time. If the buttercream is too thick add 1-2 tbs of cold milk until the desired consistency is reached. Then pipe onto cooled cupcakes with a frosting tip.

 

A big thank you to Savannah for submitting her entry for the Scrumptious Spring Sweepstakes. For your chance to win, enter by 5/31/15. And, stay tuned for more delicious fan recipes after the contest closes!

Memorial Day Desserts!

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Don’t miss your chance to stun family and friends with your baking prowess this Memorial Day weekend. Here’s our quick list of easy, delicious and sure-to-please dessert ideas:

Rice Crispy Bars with Vanilla Caramel Sauce – The kids can get in the kitchen and help with these ooey gooey delicious bars! The vanilla caramel sauce adds an extra dimension of flavor to this all-time favorite treat!

Key Lime Cheesecake Bars – This delicious recipe is a Rodelle chef original! Creamy and zesty Key Lime atop a crumbly cheesecake crust! 

Coconut Vanilla Cream Tart – We can’t get over the delicious vanilla, nutty, crust on this vanilla cream tart. Not to mention the way the vanilla and coconut flavors marry perfectly in this custard filling!!!

Strawberry Vanilla Shortcake –  This dessert recipe is the perfect way to end any meal. It is an amazing blend between the tangy strawberry sauce, atop a rich vanilla pound cake, finished off by a fluffy whipped cream.

Don’t miss a single dessert recipe from Rodelle! Check our recipe index and follow us on Facebook to see all of our new recipes!

Meet Sharon!

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