Add This Chai Dessert to Your Fall Bucket List
There are few holiday delicacies whose complex aromas and textures so graciously come together to create a treat so worthy as to settle amongst a table steeped with tradition. I’m sure you can recall a pie or fall inspired cake which has done so for you. And now today, I gladly share with you, a bunt cake recipe that has so merrily made it into our hearts and on our plates. Moist, simple in hominess, but warming in spices of chai, cinnamon, clove and ginger – this Chai Applesauce Bunt Cake is a Bunt Cake recipe that will be perfect for your intimate gathering with friends, as well as your most extravagant holiday soirées.
A Fall Cake to Round out the Last of the Applesauce Dessert Recipes
If you’ve been following along, you would have noticed that this is the third and final Applesauce dessert recipe created from my No Sugar Added Applesauce with Star of Anise. Perfect to serve on its own, even better when incorporated into some fall bucket list baking. The first two recipes were semi-homemade confections, easily whipped up for after dinner sweets, as well as delicious companions to take along to your fall bucket list activities.
The Semi-Homemade Apple Pies were a huge hit among the kids, making them a wonderful surprise after school snack on those crisp afternoons. While the Bourbon Soaked Raisin And Applesauce Galette, took simple ingredients and made it into a stunning confectionary presentation. But the Chai Applesauce Bunt Cake, while similar to the previous fall desserts for its prime ingredient, it has taken on an entirely different persona of dedication and patience. I took on this idea of a fall cake/chai dessert with hope, and in the end created a Bunt Cake recipe that married the spicy blends of chai into the sweetness of the applesauce. A perfect food marriage if I do say so.
This Chai Applesauce Bunt Cake Recipe has soaked up every romance associated with the fall bucket list and now graciously gives a piece of it in each slice. Sharing this fall cake with your loved ones is now like sharing all your hopes and dreams of the autumn season.
Chai Applesauce Bunt Cake
What you need:
- 1/2 C Butter
- 2 C Sugar
- 1/2 C Packed Brown Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 1 1/2 C No Sugar Added Applesauce with Star of Anise (feel free to use your favourite store brand)
- 1/2 C Tazo’s Chai Latte Mix
- 2 1/2 C Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 TB Zested Ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
- 12 Pitted Medjool Dates
- Powder Sugar for dusting
- 1 C of Applesauce to fill the center of your bunt cake (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat together sugars and butter. Once fluffy, add your applesauce, chai mix and eggs. Making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl for adequate mixing. Set aside. Begin chopping your dates into pea sized portions. Set aside. Zest ginger, mix in with sugar concoction.
In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients of flour, baking powder and spices.
Fold in chopped dates and dry mix into sugar concoction. Making sure to not over beat your cake. Spray your Bunt Cake tin for easy release and fill with batter. Bake at 350 F for 60- 70 minutes.
Cool. Flip onto plate. Dust with powdered sugar. Fill center of your fall cake with any remaining applesauce. Serve.
A sophisticated chai dessert that will bring the warmth of home into your hearts.
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A Trialing Chai Dessert: If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again
This bunt cake recipe was by no means an easy task to bring to fruition. In fact, there were many failed attempts that went straight into the garbage. But what these learning curves did for me in the end was instil a deeper respect for anyone who creates a baking recipe from scratch. You people are talented! And I feel that I was pretty lucky to manage up a chai dessert recipe quite like this. Perfectly suited for your fall bucket list or your tradition of baking with nana in the kitchen.
When Baking this Fall Cake, Don’t Forget the Other Goodies!
Did those copper kitchen gadgets catch your eye? Well, I sure hope so, because they’re not only beautiful, but have made cooking in my kitchen so much more enjoyable. If you’d like to read more about these Yes Chef favourites please read the end of No Sugar Added Applesauce with Star of Anise.
This post was sponsored by Yes Chef.