Chai Buttercream Frosting

I made this buttercream to decorate vanilla cupcakes. It has a spicy kick but is still sweet.

Original recipe makes 3 cups


2 chai tea bags
1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup unsalted butter or margarine, softened
8 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup cold milk

  • PREP

    5 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    15 mins


  1. Prepare a very strong tea by steeping the tea bag in boiling water for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cream the butter in a large bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar, and continue creaming until well blended.
  3. Pour tea into cold milk; beat milk into frosting until incorporated. Continue beating frosting until fluffy.


Calories: 466 kcal
Carbohydrates: 83.9 g
Cholesterol: 41 mg
Fat: 15.6 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 0.5 g
Sodium: 7 mg