Chai Buttercream Frosting

Chai Buttercream Frosting

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"I made this buttercream to decorate vanilla cupcakes. It has a spicy kick but is still sweet."


15 m servings 466 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 466 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 83.9g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 7 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Prepare a very strong tea by steeping the tea bag in boiling water for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cream the butter in a large bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar, and continue creaming until well blended.
  3. Pour tea into cold milk; beat milk into frosting until incorporated. Continue beating frosting until fluffy.
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  1. 20 Ratings


I loved his recipe. I did change a couple of things. I steeped the chai tea bags in simmering milk instead of water, I added some cardomon, cloves, cinnamon,and ginger to get a speckled effect...

The flavor is excellent when using Stash's Premium Chai Spice Black Tea. My only gripe is that my batch turned out a bit runny and has more the consistency of the icing you'd find on cinnamon bu...

This buttercream is wonderful!! Especially on chocolate cake. Only one thing I had to change, you never want to put any tea into "boiling" water. Bring water to a boil, remove from heat, after i...

This was nice for a frosting. The chai was subtle enough that it wasn't overwhelming but i also only used a tablespoon of the chai water. The recipe itself is huge and i think the proportions we...

Great frosting recipe when it comes to the consistency. I've tried two other recipes on here that were crapola, but this once has a great, firm texture. I give it 4/5 stars, however, because I p...

It was really good! Everyone in my family enjoyed it! Though I didn't have chai tea in bags, so I put 1 1/2 tbsp in the milk heated it and let it cool then put it in! Thanks for the recipe!!

Didn't have much of a true Chai taste to it. I added ground cinnamon and settled on it as a vanilla with a subtle taste of Chai...perhaps using less sugar would solve the problem? It yields quit...

so amazing!! had this as one of the cupcake frostings at my wedding!

I liked the flavor of this a lot. It was a little too runny without adding more powdered sugar, which hid the chai flavor. A great solution when you don't have all the right chai spices on hand!