Vanilla Chai Cupcakes Recipe

Vanilla Chai Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Vanilla Chai Cupcakes

Made with a blend of vanilla and chai, these easy chai cupcakes makes best spiced desserts. Get these on the table in no time!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



For Cupcake:

  • ½cupbutter,(1 stick)
  • 1cupsugar
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • 2eggs
  • cupsall-purpose flour,sifted
  • ½cupbuttermilk
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspapple cider vinegar

For Chai Spice Mix:

  • tspground cardamom
  • tspground cinnamon
  • ½tspground ginger
  • ¼tspground cloves
  • ¼tspground nutmeg

For Buttercream:

  • 1cupbutter,(2 sticks)
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 2cupspowdered sugar,sifted
  • 1tbspcold milk,as needed to thin out


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

Chai Spice Mix:

  1. In a small bowl or plastic bag, combine the cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Set aside.


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar.

  2. Add the vanilla, then beat in one egg at a time.

  3. Stir in 2 teaspoons of the chai spice mix.

  4. Fold in the flour and buttermilk alternately, then stir until combined; making sure not to overmix.

  5. Mix together the baking soda and vinegar in a separate bowl, then add it to the batter. Mix until combined.

  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared cupcake tins until ¾ full.

  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  1. In a stand mixer, beat the butter until creamy.

  2. On low, mix in the vanilla and the rest of the chai spice mix.

  3. Carefully beat in the powdered sugar about ½ cup at a time.

  4. If the buttercream is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of cold milk until the desired consistency is reached.

  5. Pipe the buttercream onto cooled cupcakes with desired frosting tip.

  6. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 310.12kcal
  • Fat: 18.00g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.70g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.88g
  • Fiber: 0.47g
  • Sugar: 27.73g
  • Protein: 2.19g
  • Cholesterol: 66.15mg
  • Sodium: 65.12mg
  • Calcium: 23.39mg
  • Potassium: 41.95mg
  • Iron: 0.63mg
  • Vitamin A: 155.71µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.13mg
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