Masala Chai Cake

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Masala Chai Cake

I’ve only drank Masala chai, a handful of times, but every time I drank it, it always brought me a sense of bliss. With every sip I could taste the delicate whole spices and the warmth they bring, encompasses all my senses. From the first time I tasted Masala chai, I have wondered “how would it taste as a cake?”
So, here it is, a delicately spiced sponge, flavoured with masala chai and then smothered with a rich chocolate frosting,

Ingredients:

200g Plain Flour
175g Caster Sugar
125g Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/4 tsp. Baking soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
3 Eggs, at room temperature

Masala Chai:
250ml Water
50ml Milk
1 1/2 tsp. Loose Black tea or the contents of 1 black tea bag
6 Green Cardamoms
4 Cloves
1 Indian Bay leaf
5g Cinnamon Stick

Ganach Glaze:
75g Dark Chocolate, callets or cut in small chocolate chips
75ml Double Cream
A pinch of Sea Salt

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