Baked Chai Latte Doughnuts and Vanilla Bean Icing

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Baked Chai Latte Doughnuts and Vanilla Bean Icing1 It’s finally friday again, Yes! Baked Chai Latte Doughnuts and Vanilla Bean Icing (4)  I hope you are in the mood for some doughnuts (or is it donuts? what’s the difference?)! Ha! I say that like it’s possible to not be in the mood for a doughnut. What a ridiculous notion.

Baked Chai Latte Doughnuts and Vanilla Bean Icing (5) It’s summer here but the weather has been pretty cool and rainy recently and I’ve been on a tea kick. Chai tea. It’s one of those things that you either love it or you hate it. I love it!

Baked Chai Latte Doughnuts and Vanilla Bean Icing (3) The entire first year we have lived here I was never able to find chai at the stores (sad face). I know it can be made at home but I’m the only one in my family who likes to drink it and I hate making things specifically for me so I’ve just never gotten around to it. That’s why I was so excited the other day when my mom found some. I’ve been drinking it on chilly mornings and enjoying every sip.

Baked Chai Latte Doughnuts and Vanilla Bean Icing (2) So I think it’s obvious where the inspiration for these doughnuts came from.  I know I just said that no one in my house likes chai but what I should have said was that no one like chai tea. Now chai doughnuts are a totally different matter. I mean, come on, doughnuts! Enough said.

Baked Chai Latte Doughnuts and Vanilla Bean Icing (7) The kids thought they tasted like pumpkin spice, which they are very similar. I used chai spices and black tea rather than using actual chai because I’m rationing my chai. That’s the thing about finding a new product here. You may never see it again so don’t get too attached.

Baked Chai Latte Doughnuts and Vanilla Bean Icing (8) Anyway, these doughnuts are so good! Even if you aren’t a huge fan of chai I think you’d still like them because the flavors are more mild in doughnut form and when you top these with that sweet vanilla bean icing…….mmmmmmm!

Baked Chai Latte Doughnuts and Vanilla Bean Icing (11) It’s friday and friday needs doughnuts. What do you say? I say let’s do it!

Baked Chai Latte Doughnuts and Vanilla Bean Icing

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 16 doughnuts

Baked Chai Latte Doughnuts and Vanilla Bean Icing

Ingredients

    Chai Doughnuts:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of: cloves, ginger, and cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup boiling water + 1 black tea bag (reserve 1/4 cup for icing)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • Vanilla Bean Icing:
  • 1/4 reserved black tea
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • scrapings from 2 vanilla beans (or 1 teaspoon extract)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and grease 1 or 2 non-stick doughnut pans with oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together butter and sugar. Whisk in eggs, 1/2 cup black tea, and milk. Add all other ingredients for doughnuts and stir until well mixed.
  3. Spoon batter into doughnut pan and fill each doughnut to the line. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  4. Stir together ingredients for icing and spread desired amount on doughnuts. Allow icing to dry before serving.
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  1. says

    I absolutely love chai tea, Tori! I don’t end up drinking it all that often, but I love it when I do take the time to make a good mug of it. I think if these doughnuts showed up in my kitchen, I’d be forced to make a good mug of tea to go along with them. These look nothing short of amazing!!

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