Apple Masala Chai Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes

    8 to 9

    Servings ( one 9 in [ 23 cm ] Cake)
    • Difficulty


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Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

By Nik Sharma

Published 2018

  • About

I first made this cake several years ago when I started my blog, A Brown Table. It’s rustic, with tender apples, and requires nothing more than a dusting of confectioners’ sugar to finish it off. Because I call it a masala chai cake, it must, of course, have some tea in it; I grind Darjeeling leaves into the flour.


  • ¾ cup [165 g] unsalted butter, at room temperature, cubed, plus more to grease the cake pan
  • 2 Tbsp


Grease a 9 in [23 cm] round baking pan with butter and line the bottom with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350°F [180°C]