The popular spiced tea drink was the inspiration for this dessert. Using a cake mix makes it easy to prepare.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

20 mins
16 mins
36 mins
24 cupcakes


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Instructions Checklist
  • Line 24, 2-1/2-inch muffins cups with paper bake cups. Set aside.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the dry cake mix, half-and-half, cooking oil, eggs, and 1-1/2 teaspoons spice blend. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Spoon into bake cups, filling each about 2/3 full.

  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 16 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; cool completely on wire racks. Frost cooled cupcakes with Butter Frosting and sprinkle with additional chai spice blend. Makes 24 cupcakes.


If desired, substitute 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice and 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom for the 1 1/2 teaspoons chai spice blend. Sprinkle frosted cupcakes with additional pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice.

Nutrition Facts

305 calories; fat 12g; cholesterol 33mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 48g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 3g; sugars 39g; protein 2g; vitamin a 194.4IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 16.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 184mg; potassium 43mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 0.5mg.