Delicious Honey Chai Tea Cake Recipe

Delicious Honey Chai Tea Cake Recipe

If you are a fan of Chai Tea then you will love this moist and flavourful cake made from ground almonds and Camellia’s warming Chai Tea.  With autumn in the air this will perk up your dinner table and will be much appreciated by your guests.

Honey Chai Tea Cake


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 eggs
  • 180g ground almonds
  • 80g semolina
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 60ml milk
  • Tea syrup
  • 220g caster sugar
  • 250ml water
  • 6 cardamom pods, bruised
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons of chai tea
  • Honey orange cream
  • 180ml double cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon finely grated orange rind


1. Preheat oven to 180c/350f. Grease deep 20cm (8-inch) round cake pan; line base and side with baking paper.

2. Beat butter, sugar, honey and spices in a small bowl with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until just combined between additions; transfer mixture to a medium bowl. Fold in ground almonds, semolina, baking powder and milk. Spread mixture into a pan.

3. Bake the cake for 40 minutes. Stand the cake for about 5 minutes.

4. Meanwhile make the tea syrup. Stir in all the ingredients in a small pan over medium heat, without boiling, until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and let it cook for about 5 minutes till the syrup thickens.

5. Pour strained hot syrup over the warm cake in the pan and refridgerate for 3 hours. Remove the cake from the pan on to a serving plate and serve at room temperature.

6. To make honey orange cream, beat the cream, honey and orange rind in a small bowl with an electric whisk till soft peaks form.

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