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logo-smallChetna’s Chai Latte Cake

Developed by the Great British Bake Off contestant Chetna

Chetna’s Chai Latte Cake

Ingredients:

For the cake: For the icing:
180g unsalted softened butter
180g golden caster sugar
180g self raising flour
50g ground almonds
½ tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp Drink me Chai powder
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp toasted chopped hazelnuts
80g unsalted softened butter
250g icing sugar
1 tbsp Drink me Chai powder
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp toasted chopped hazelnuts
Chocolate, to grate

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4. Butter and line 2 x 8 inch round cake tins with baking parchment.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, ground almonds and baking powder.
  3. Beat the eggs into the butter mix one at a time, adding a spoonful of the flour mix after every egg. Now add the rest of the flour mix.
  4. In a small cup put the Drink me Chai powder with the water and mix well. Add this Chai Latte to the cake mix with the milk. Whisk it all together for a minute. Add the hazelnuts and fold in.
  5. Pour the mixture into the 2 prepared tins equally. Bake them for 25-30 minutes or until done. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Once cool remove them from the tin.
  6. In a large bowl whisk the butter and icing sugar. Now add the Drink me Chai powder and the milk. Whisk well untill it forms a lovely butter icing.
  7. Place one cake (upside down) onto the serving plate. Spread half the icing on to it evenly and sprinkle with the chopped hazelnuts. Now place the other cake on top and spread it with the remaining icing. Grate over some chocolate.