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4 from 1 vote

Whole Wheat Chai Cupcakes

Course Sweets & Dessert
Author Kristine

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup milk

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3-1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBS milk
  • Cinnamon to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Stir in all spices and sea salt.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  • Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk to the wet ingredients, mixing until just blended.
  • Carefully spoon batter into lined muffin cups, filling them only 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 22 minutes, rotating halfway through.

For the frosting:

  • Using a hand mixer, beat butter until fluffy.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar and blend until smooth.
  • Add vanilla and milk and blend until light and fluffy.
  • Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and sprinkle with cinnamon.