Monday, February 29, 2016

Eggless Chai Cake

When it comes to baking,I have no hard and fast rules.Though I am a vegetarian and do not eat eggs,I relax the rule when I bake.Initially when I was taking baby steps in baking,I wrongly assumed it was the lack of eggs which was the cause of my failed baking trials.Slowly I got comfortable using eggs and with the right recipes,everything fell into place.
Once I got comfortable with regular baking recipes,I wanted to try out eggless recipes too for my parents and family who did not eat eggs.Again,with the right recipes I succeeded there too.Eggless cakes,according to me taste just as delicious as their eggy counterparts.You just need a few basic recipes and then you can tweak them according to your choice.
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.


  1. The perfect cake, loved the exhaustive illustrative clicks.

  2. Bookmarked! This sounds really good and chai flavor is something I would love to taste too... :)

  3. Hi DivyaThis is a very interesting recipe I must say.Can we make this in a Microwave though...not in microwave oven?.I would love to try this out in a Microwave.Thanks-Renu

    1. Try the convection mode in your microwave-temperature and timing would require a bit of modification though.


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