What for dessert this Christmas?
Let’s choose inspiring and tasty must-try chai tea cake and turn it into stylish little white Christmas cake that you can enjoy eating it by the fireplace. Grab a blanket, get settled on the sofa and beat those Winter chills with a plate of warming healthy treat with your mind on white snows flakes falling down outside your window.
In country where Christmas is in Summer like where I am. Get your cake on the table in no time with the impressive stylish little white Christmas cake along with the main meals. No celebration is complete without dessert, so let’s bring out the surprise little white Christmas cake that is mouth-watering irresistible showstoppers you can display on the table until it’s time to serve.
Google: “Chai is a fusion of milk and sugar, it is a flavoured drink that is sweet, spicy, and creamy. Many people imagine chai’s taste as the warm and creaminess of milk in your mouth, combined with the sweetness of sugar or honey”. Chai can include a number of different spices. Cardamom is the most common ingredient, followed by some mixture of cinnamon, ginger, star anise and cloves. Pepper, coriander, nutmeg and fennel are also used, but they are slightly less common.
Get ahead festive entertaining with a twist make it crowd-pleasing and a wow surprise to finish off a great white Christmas as well as a great Summer hot Christmas that is delicious warming and comforting healthy. Let’s bake!!!!
450 g castor sugar
425 g plain flour
300 ml sour cream
300 ml double cream
3/4 c olive oil
4 large eggs
4 Tbs orange juice, bottle
1 1/2 Tbs Chai tea, plus 2 Tsp extra
2 Tsp vanilla essence
1 Tsp baking powder
1/2 Tsp salt
1/4 Tsp bicarb of soda
Garnish Marmalade jam
3 different flavours of Ferrero chocolate
Preheat oven 170 degrees C. Grease and line a 10” square baking tin, set aside. Mixed together and well flour, chia tea, salt, baking powder and bicarb. Beat sugar vanilla and oil for 5 minutes. Add eggs beat well after each addition. Add double cream, orange juice and sour cream until fully combined. Add in dry ingredients, mix well until consistency is right and combined.
Spoon batter into prepared baking tray. Smooth the top and sprinkle 2 Tsp chai tea over it. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until skewers out clean. Leave in oven with door close, switch off oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool further before turning out onto square cake container.
When it had cool completely spread marmalade jam on top. Then garnish with 3 different Ferrero chocolate and sprinkle some shredded coconut to make a design.
Note: Oven temperature vary you might need less or more time. Place in oven for 45 minutes first, if skewer comes out creamy put back in for another 15-20 minutes. You can use butter instead of oil, your butter will be 340 g room temperature. The plain flour if using butter make it 375 g. You can use instant coffee or even cocoa powder. Instead of orange juice use lemon juice. You can use bundt or round springform baking tray.