I was lucky enough to head up to Byron Bay for my birthday this year. Along with lots of wonderfully warm beach time, some great markets, and lots of delicious seafood, I made this delicious Vanilla Chai spiced Honey Cake.
It was so easy to make and absolutely delicious. I substituted strong spicy chai tea for the expresso as I’m not a fan of coffee and passed on the pistachio’s (not because I wanted to, I just couldn’t find any in small quantities).
1 cups plain flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cups caster sugar
teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup strong Chai tea cooled
100ml whipping cream
Honey for drizzling
Cream butter, Honey and sugar. Add vanilla and cinnamon and continue to beat. Add eggs one at a time and mix until well combined.
Alternate between adding the remainder of the dry ingredients and the tea.
Once combined pour into a prepared 6″ round tin and bake at 180˚C for 50 mins
Whip Cream and Mascarpone together until they form soft peaks, spread onto cake. top with figs, then drizzle over as much honey as you want.
Have Fun, and Happy Baking!!