Brown Sugar Chai Cake

Weigh out the ingredients


For the cake, you'll need flour, eggs, butter, brown sugar, whole milk, chai spices, oil, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.

Weigh out the ingredients


For the frosting, you'll need powdered sugar, cream cheese, and butter.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and chai spice mix. Cut up the butter into small cubes and add to the dry ingredients. Mix on low speed until it resembles wet sand.

Mix dry ingredients & butter


Add the oil, milk, large eggs, and vanilla, and mix on low to medium speed or whisk until just combined.

Add wet ingredients


Divide the cake batter between the prepared pans, being sure to scrape all the batter from the bottom of the bowl. Wrap the cake strips around the outside of the pans.

Pour & prep pans


Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Immediately turn the cake layers out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, wrap cakes in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to decorate.

Bake & freeze


Beat the butter and cream cheese on high speed until smooth. Slowly add sifted powdered sugar and mix on low speed until fully combined. Continue beating on low speed until no more lumps or pockets of air remain and the frosting is smooth.

Make the frosting


Secure the first cake layer on the cake stand with a small amount of frosting on the bottom. Spread on an even layer of frosting, then place the second cake layer on top. Finish decorating the cake as desired. Sprinkle a small amount of cinnamon on top, and serve!