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Chai Spiced Apple Sheet Cake recipe made with @stashtea on @beardandbonnet

You guys, I baked us a cake!!  Not just any cake, I baked this killer Chai Spiced Apple Sheet Cake and I think you are gonna love it. Why are we indulging in cake you ask? Well, because it’s my birthday and birthday’s call for cake!

Double Spice Chai Tea from @stashtea and Chai Spiced Apple Sheet Cake recipe on @beardandbonnet

Double Spice Chai Tea from @stashtea and Chai Spiced Apple Sheet Cake recipe on @beardandbonnet

Since I am the cook in our family I normally don’t celebrate with a cake on my birthday. It doesn’t really bother me, my family does a pretty good job of spoiling me in so many other ways that I don’t even miss it.

Fall's best Chai Spiced Apple Sheet Cake recipe with @stashtea on @beardandbonnet

Inspired by my favorite cup of Double Spice Chai Tea from Stash Tea, this Chai Spiced Apple Sheet Cake is the perfect celebratory cake for fall. I love how elegant this cake looks, I am obsessed with how it tastes, but what I adore the most is how easy it is to put together. Seriously, if you can stir and you can chop – you can be celebrating with this cake too!

Fall's best Chai Spiced Apple Sheet Cake recipe with @stashtea on @beardandbonnet #stashtea

Heck, if you don’t feel like baking you could totally just sip on a cup of Double Spice Chai Tea to celebrate along with us….it’s pretty much a fall party for your tastebuds with or without the cake involved!

Double Spice Chai Tea from @stashtea and Chai Spiced Apple Sheet Cake recipe on @beardandbonnet

Chai Spiced Apple Sheet Cake
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Serves: 12 large slices or 24 small slices
 
Try mixing and matching tea flavors in this cake, there are so many great options to change up the flavors of this cake!
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sized baking apples; Honeycrisp & Gala are my favorite baking apples
  • ⅓ cup salted butter, melted
  • 1⅔ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 Stash Tea, Double Spice Chai Black Tea tea bags
  • 1⅔ cupgluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped dried apples
Chai Maple Icing
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Generously grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. Peel, core, and shred one of the apples on the large holes of a box garter set over a bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, apple butter, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Cut open the tea bags and add the tea leaves to the bowl along with the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk to combine. Fold in the shredded apple and its juices an date dried apple pieces. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  4. Thinly slice about half of the remaining apple and arrange the slices on top of the batter.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack.
  6. While the cake is baking make the icing. Combine the powdered sugar, butter, maple syrup, milk, Stash Tea, Double Spice Chai Black Tea leaves and vanilla extract. Whisk until completely smooth with no lumps remaining then immediately pour over the hot cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Spread the icing evenly with an offset spatula or a butter knife. Cool completely. Dust with cinnamon right before serving.
 

 

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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.