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CHAI TEA CAKE
Extract from the book Life on a Table by Antoinette de Chavonnes Vrugt
This was the wedding cake when our friends Christelle and Stahl got married at a lodge in the Outjo district, and I knew that I had to have the recipe.
375 g butter
375 ml sugar
125 ml Chai tea powder
5 eggs, room temperature
2.5 ml vanilla essence
750 ml cake flour
5 ml ground cinnamon
5 ml baking powder
2.5 ml bicarbonate of soda
2.5 ml salt
250 ml buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Beat the butter, sugar and tea powder in a big mixing bowl until light and creamy.
Add eggs one by one while still beating.
Stir in the vanilla essence.
Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a separate bowl.
Add the buttermilk to the butter mixture.
Gradually stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture. It should be stiff but very creamy and light.
Pour into two round (24 cm) cake tins and bake for 30 – 45 minutes.
FOR THE ICING
125 g butter
375 ml icing sugar
5 ml vanilla essence
10 ml ground cinnamon
A little bit of milk for the right consistency
Cream butter with sieved icing sugar.
Add the vanilla, milk and cinnamon.
Mix until you have a creamy paste to spread over the cake.
Cover the whole cake with icing and enjoy!
Life on a Table can be purchased from Venture Publications offices at 4 Herzinger Crescent, Klein Windhoek, Namibia. To order a book email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 061 420 514.