Hello there! I’ve been on vacation since the last post and enjoying every minute of it, which means I’m behind on my blogging. Well on this very rainy day, I’m here to catch up and tell you I will start working and baking regularly again in September. In the mean time I have two cupcakes to show you!
The first cupcake is chai tea with orange icing. I tried a new chiffon cake recipe. I found it tasted very eggy, but that’s partly because the flavour of the chai didn’t come through enough. One of the ingredients listed was water, so I thought I would just infuse the water with tea, but that wasn’t enough. As my brother later suggested, I could have put spices like cinnamon that are in chai tea directly in the cake batter to bring the taste out more. The texture was great, soft and spongy. I will need to give this one another try!
The second cupcake is vanilla with lavender icing. I had trouble getting the lavender flavour in the icing. I tried making a lavender syrup, but that was always too subtle and overpowered by the butter. I ended up chopping some dried lavender flowers and putting that directly in the icing. That did the trick! The cake was a vanilla yogourt cake, the same I used for the mango and pomegranate cupcake.