Monday, January 14, 2008

Bye, bye chai

This cardamom cake with chai frosting is already ancient history (we baked it Thursday and ate it Friday!), but I'm sharing the photo anyhow. You can make the fluffy chai frosting by whipping together half a stick of soy margarine, a little (like, 2 T) shortening, a cup or two of powdered sugar, and a scant 1/4 tsp each ground fennel, cardamom, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon. Drip some soy milk in there if it's too dry.


  1. I absolutely love cardamom but only have one recipe for it (cookie). Are you willing to give me the recipe? I also like chai, so that would make it doubly yummy.
    BTW I just tagged you on my post for a meme.

  2. Of course! I know you'll like this cake. I basically just made the applesauce cake (from December fifteenth's post) with extra cardamom. I used about a teaspoon of cardamom.