Chai ka Masala Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Servings: 10 Big Cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients (Chai ka Masala Cupcakes)
(1 cup = 250 ml) (1 tbsp = 15 ml)

200 ml Full Fat Milk
1 tsp Tea Leaves
5 - 6 Green Cardamom
4 Cloves
1-inch stick Cinnamon
100 gms Salted butter (Amul) at room temperature
130 gms All-Purpose Flour
200 gms Condensed Milk
30 gms Castor Sugar
1 1/4th tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Chai ka Masala 

Instructions (Chai ka Masala Cupcakes)
1. Crush the cardamom, cloves and cinnamon stick in a mortar and pestle.
2. Heat the milk. Add the crushed spices and tea leaves. Bring to a boil. Cool and strain the milk mixture.
3. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and  Café Junyali chai masala powder. Mix well.
4. In another bowl beat the butter & sugar until fluffy. Add the condensed milk and continue to beat. Now add the cooled tea to the batter and mix well. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet & fold gently. Make sure there are no lumps.
5. Pour the batter into greased and lined cupcake moulds. Fill up to 3/4th of the moulds, leaving room for it to rise during baking.
6. Bake in a preheated hot oven ( at 180°C or 160°C fan assisted) for 20-25 minutes.
7. Insert a skewer to check if it comes out dry. Then your cupcake is ready.
8. Allow them to cool completely before frosting.

Ingredients (Buttercream Frosting)
(1 cup = 250 ml) (1 tbsp = 15 ml)

100 gms Amul butter at room temperature
225 gms Icing Sugar
15 ml Milk
1/2 tsp Chai ka Masala

Instructions (Buttercream Frosting)
1. Take the room temperature butter and start beating it till light.
2. Gradually add the sugar little at a time and beat for at least 5 minutes to get it light and fluffy. Add the chai masala powder and continue to beat.
3. Finally, mix in the milk, beat and finish.
4. If not using then cover with cling wrap and freeze. Else put in a piping bag and pipe the cooled cupcakes.

Feel free to sprinkle the chai masala powder to the buttercream frosting whilst serving.

PS. Recipe by Gitanjali

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