Chai Frosting Recipe

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Chill: 60 mins
Total: 80 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 2 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
569 Calories
46g Fat
41g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 569
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 29g 146%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 42mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy chai frosting recipe is naturally flavored with instant chai concentrate and masala chai ("chai tea") spices. You can use it as cake icing, or you can use it to frost cookies, cupcakes, or other sweets.


  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

  • 4 tablespoons instant chai concentrate, such as Rishi's Masala Chai Tea Concentrate

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream all the ingredients except for the confectioners' sugar and chai tea concentrate.

  2. Once the butter mixture is light and fluffy, begin adding the sugar 1 heaping tablespoon at a time. Beat the mixture as you add the sugar, or beat it until it is smooth in between adding each scoop.

  3. Add 3 tablespoons of the chai concentrate. Beat until smooth

  4. Add more chai concentrate as needed to achieve the desired consistency.

  5. If desired, chill the frosting before using it to ice cake, cupcakes, or other baked goods.

Recipe Tip

  • This frosting recipe can be prepared up to one week in advance and stored in a sealed, refrigerated container.

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