The cake was AMAZING though. Sooooo yummy. The cake was moist and light and fluffy. The cardamon flavor really shone through. And while I was a little disappointed by the Tofutti cream cheese substitute taste, my husband thought it tasted just fine in the end. I did have to add extra freshly grated ginger and cardamon to the frosting to mask the weird taste of the Tofutti.
Monday, April 20, 2009
The Cake Slice: Chai Cake with Honey Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting
So, I recently joined another baking group (yeah, might be a little excessive at this point, but so much fun!). Thanks to awesome Cassie of How to Eat a Cupcake, I was directed to the powers that be of The Cake Slice who kindly let me join the group. I was thrilled when I learned that the first cake I would get to participate with was the Chai Tea Cake. I LOVE Chai Tea and my husband does as well. So, I set out to make this cake lactose free so I could have it, even though the frosting was a Honey Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting. As you can see from the picture above, non-dairy fake cream cheese does not produce the most attractive frosting in the world - so I'd say these pictures certainly wouldn't win a beauty contest and don't do the cake justice.