When I got hold of the book,The Big Book of Treats,what impressed me the most was the addition of so many eggless recipes,something which is not commonly seen in baking books.That too,with so many variations,like this recipe which uses Chai/Tea.I've used Coffee in my bakes,but Tea,that is something new indeed.I love my Tea and couldn't wait to taste it in a cake :)
However,the day I decided to bake this cake was the day the power gods were playing tricks.With so many power outbreaks while the cake was inside the oven,the end product suffered a bit.The cake turned out slightly dense as you can see.I decided to post it here anyway because the taste was outstanding.With the slight hint of cardamom in the tea and the addition of condensed milk,it almost tasted like a cake version of an Indian sweet!
Eggless Chai Cake
Condensed milk - 200 gms
Chai - 125 ml(made with milk and without sugar)
Butter - 100 gms
Castor sugar - 15 gms
Flour - 125 gms
Baking soda -1/2 tsp
Baking powder -1 tsp
Grease and line a 6' tin(I used a loaf pan).
Whisk together butter and castor sugar till light and fluffy.
Add the condensed milk and chai and whisk till mixed well.
Sift together the flour,baking soda and baking powder and fold into the batter with a spatula.
Bake at 180C for 20-22 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.