Chai Latte Yogurt Tea Cake


I love tea cakes. So moist, so soft and perfect with tea… or in my case… coffee. I love a good basic recipe, and then I love to give it some flavor or change it up a bit. I did that with this one.

It’s Secret Recipe Club time yet… again. Yes, so soon. We’ve had an orphan in group A and I’m back again with another quick recipe. This time I am creating from An Italian in the Midwest. I love Pola’s blog, we met on Triberr and she has such great recipes on her blog. She also just got her PhD…so really she’s Dr. Pola 😉 Congratulations Dr!

Since this was supposed to be a quick recipe, I wasn’t anticipating any changes being made. And I only made a few minor tweaks. I was determined to make whatever recipe I chose from her blog, with what I had on hand. I was out of the milk called for in the original recipe, so I substituted with some homemade chai tea latte I had whipped up last night. (pretty much just chai tea mixed with coconut milk). I also took her advice and went for vegetable oil instead of olive oil. I did not have regular yogurt on hand, which I imagined is what the recipe wanted, but I always have greek yogurt on hand, so I substituted that instead. Otherwise, I stuck to the recipe exactly as she made it.

Chai Latte Yogurt Tea Cake
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 cup chai latte (or milk)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 eggs
  • powdered sugar, if desired
  1. Using a mixer, blend together the flour, sugar, baking powder, yogurt, chai latte (or milk), vegetable oil and salt.
  2. While mixing, add the eggs, one by one and blend until incorporated.
  3. I greased a loaf pan (but for the future I will make this in a smaller cake pan because it took a lot longer to cook the center) and baked at 390 degrees for 1 hour. With a smaller cake pan, I would think about 45 minutes.
  4. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.



This was wonderful with a cup of coffee.


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    • says

      You are definitely welcome Pola… I wasn’t leaving you unattended 😉 You have a fabulous recipe index, it was hard to choose. The chai was definitely wonderful – but I have a feeling the cake itself is so awesome the flavor just added a little something 😉 Thank you!

    • says

      The cake was perfect with coffee and tea (both I had), and my kids loved it with tall glasses of milk – a couple had honey on the cake. So good! Thank you!

  1. says

    What a wonderful cake you made, and to adopt an orphan blog on such short notice!

    I am saying hello from Group D, hope you had fun making TWO recipes in a single event! 😉

  2. says

    I love tea cakes too – they’re so underrated but always perfect to have lying around for when the mood for cake strikes (which is often!). I love that you used chai latte to flavour these. Your cake looks fabulous, Nicole!

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