You might be tired of seeing recipes from VCTOTW by now, but I can't promise you that you are going to read anything different in this post. The chai latte cupcakes are simply delicious. I like that they are fairly low in fat and aren't super sweet. While I love drinking black tea, I decided to instead steep four bags of chai tea in the almond milk to really pump up the flavor of the cupcakes. I piped the vanilla bean frosting with my favorite Wilton 1M tip again. For Christmas, my mom got me a cinnamon grinder that I finally put to good use! It's pretty neat. While I have seen tons of pepper and salt mills, I hadn't seen one with cinnamon in it before.
I can't promise that you aren't going to see more cupcakes this week. It's like my cookie phase dissipated as soon as New Years hit and was replaced by the urge to bake cake. Maybe in a few weeks I will be on to something more exciting like pie?! Do you get into baking phases too?
I am currently experiencing another phase, buying tons of random dishes from thrift and discount stores. Note the plate above. I am sure my housemates would be happy if that phase subsided quickly as well, seeing as I already take up so much kitchen space!