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Aaah, Summer. It feels like it is finally here. Here is London, it’s never quite an ‘Indian Summer’. If we’re lucky we’ll get a few days above 25*C which is often considered a heatwave! LOL. So, in an effort to try and stretch out this good feeling and bring a little exotic flavour to our days, I thought I’d share my recipe for Chai Latte Cupcakes with you. They are really delicious!


150ml whole milk
2 heaped tbsp loose Chai black tea

125g unsalted butter, soft
125g caster sugar
125g self raising flour
2 large free-range eggs
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1.5 tbsp chai milk infusion

200g unsalted butter soft
450g icing sugar, sifted
3-4 tbsp chai milk infusion


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  1. daaddou says:

    Testés et approuvés!! From belgium 🙂 your recipe is delicious!! I try it this morning and there is no more cupcake, my brother and my father don't usually like cupcakes or any kind of dessert, but they really enjoyed them! As much as me 🙂

  2. Ravindu Chelaka says:

    Keep up the good work jemma. Big Fan! xD

  3. Aimee Rodriguez says:

    Hi Jemma! i love your videos! could you do a video on mini cupcakes? 😊

  4. Aditi Patel says:

    Hi jemma. Can u do an eggless cupcake recipe please😊

  5. rasha mohd says:

    i love it😍

  6. Rithika Ganesh says:

    could you use regular sugar or powdered sugar instead of caster sugar?

  7. kanu a says:

    why u say chai tea, chai is tea only

  8. 엑스 says:

    omg I love chai tea!!! I've got to try this recipe!!

  9. Samantha Isabel says:


  10. Sajjal Butt says:

    Chai is also called tea in Pakistan

  11. Mallika Ven says:

    I can just imagine how amazing these would taste… thanks Jemma! Can't wait to try it out 🙂

  12. autoestigma says:

    I just made these and WOW – probably my new favorite cupcakes. Thanks Jemma

  13. k says:

    hi Jemma I made this recipe twice using the same ingredients and following your instructions but both times the cupcakes fell flat… do you know what could've caused that?

  14. Indira Deka says:

    chai tea is literally tea tea.

  15. Alice says:

    CupcakeJemma is your book in gramms ?

  16. Jimena T says:

    Does anyone know where to buy real tea in Mexico (that is not extremely expensive)??

  17. Saood Obaid says:

    Yummy 🤤

  18. Zee says:

    Hi where can I get the chai mix from?

  19. Tina Hillier says:

    Chai = tea. Masala chai = spiced tea. Chai tea = tea tea.

  20. Johnson Yeung says:

    Hello Jemma, I like to watch your YouTube Very Much and those videos can solve all my questions about cupcakes piping and preparations. Btw, I like to know if I can replace the Chai tea with Eral Grey tea leaves to make that cupcake? Thank you.

  21. Johnson Yeung says:

    Hi, if I don't have self raising flour but cookie/cake flour or all purpose flour,, what I should use? Thank you

  22. Sur Mo says:

    could you try making cookies with the same spices? chai is already sweet so having some spicy cookies will taste better with tea…

  23. Katie Duncan says:

    Okay, we get it: 'chai' is the word for 'tea' in a lot of languages that aren't English. The title of 'chai tea' is used to refer to a specific type/flavour of tea the way 'fruit' or 'pasta' might be added to describe the kind of salad you're eating. You can all calm down now.

  24. anwesha paul says:

    Chai and tea is the same thing..chai is tea in hindi

  25. crazystuffinhere says:

    How does this work for swiss meringue buttercream? How much chai tea should I add to it?

  26. Apaar Maheshwari says:

    Jemma you have brought those chai flavours in the most appealing manner.

  27. Rumana Asif says:

    So many comments about how "chai" translates to "tea". Can we all agree that the type of tea that chai is (with all its spices), is different to the plain black tea (e.g. Ceylon) most are familiar with?

  28. veronica piechnik says:

    can you make the recipe in cups as well? thank you!!

  29. Paul Butler says:

    I’m in love! And the cupcakes look yummy, too!

  30. Aastha Agrawal says:

    Can we add egg substitute

  31. Rai Mukherjee says:

    I can assure you jemma you wouldnt want to be in india anywhere near may. Its boiling hot in here!!!

  32. Debarshi Majumdar says:

    Nice idea…surely try dis…

  33. Clare Hughes says:

    I love Chai these will be divine.

  34. megha gurung says:

    What is chai milk infusion

  35. Tania Hoyos says:

    This looks amazing! Would it work in a cake form as well?

  36. Ameer Aslam says:

    It comes from Pakistan

  37. mysterriousanji says:

    Chai and tea is the same… U can add some cardamom to add more flavour to your tea… Jemma you are amazing…

  38. Mohd Danish says:

    Chai means tea only. It seems very weird to me when u say chai tea

  39. Sav Copeland says:

    Omg this looks delish!

  40. Mahrukh Shah says:

    this seems not even the least bit appetizing to a native chai drinker. btw 'chai' means 'TEA'

  41. shreya mohta says:

    Which brand of chai would you suggest Jemma ?

  42. Fernanda Christensen Gama says:

    Love your channel and your creativity but “chai” means tea, so… chai tea is redundant! The word came from mandarin. And tea in English came from China too but from a Chinese dialect (Hokkien). All in a good faith but is such a spread mistake among English speakers, specially in US, that I couldn’t let it go… sorry.

  43. Virginia Reyes says:

    How would this buttercream behave with food coloring?

  44. Autilia Southwick says:

    What size cupcake liners do you use?

  45. Monifa 360 says:

    I love chai tea. I always have a it in my pantry. This looks so delicious!! 💕

  46. Jenny Cull says:

    Oh ma lawd. Indian here. Its very annoying to hear chai tea! The Indian version is called masala chai or masala tea. There's no goddamn chai tea. That doesn't make senseeee!

  47. Madeeha Fatima says:

    This turned out such a great recipe for my Mom's birthday! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!❤️❤️ It turned out absolutely delicious😋😋😋! Moreover my mom who can't really take so much frosting in one go had her serving fully!! Thanks to you Jemma ❤️😍. I had this this recipe saved for this very occasion! Would like share a pic of the cupcakes

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