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Chai Latte Yogurt Tea Cake

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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

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.

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This was wonderful with a cup of coffee.


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Tuesday 12th of December 2017

i made this this past weekend. it tastes nice. a bit heavy but i had to sub my baking powder for baking soda and 1/2 cup of left over yougurt. and i only used 2/3 cup of sugar. and 1/2 cup of oil and 1/2 cup of milk because I used at least 1 1/2 cup of chai tea yougurt.. The amount was 4 small mini loaves baked at 350*f for an hour

Kate | Food Babbles

Saturday 25th of May 2013

Oooo! I love the addition of chai latte here!! How creative and I bet it tasted amazing. I want to make this for sure. I adore chai lattes and tea cakes so this is just perfect.

matt at shadow of iris

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

You've left me drooling. How I love Chai. Until seeing this it has never occurred to me one could use it as a cake flavoring. This is excellent!

Nancy @ gottagetbaked

Friday 10th of May 2013

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!

Lesa @ Edesia's Notebook

Thursday 9th of May 2013

Wow, pretty smart to use the chai latte instead of milk. I bet that gave it a lovely flavor. Great job on short notice, Nicole!

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