Chocolate Chai Loaves

If using Oregon Chai™ chai “decaf” tea latte mix then the packages will be 0.8 ounces. When making the icing you may need a little more cream if you are using a heavy whipping cream, but start with seven tablespoons and then add another tablespoon or more as needed. You can find muscovado sugar at kitchen shops or try www.amazon.com. I adapted this recipe from one I
found in a magazine.

 

Chocolate Loaves

    1 cup fat-free organic milk
     6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
     2 (1.10-ounce) packages Oregon Chai™ chai tea latte mix
    1 cup organic butter, softened
    1 cup light muscovado or light brown sugar
    1 cup dark muscovado or dark brown sugar
     4 large cage-free eggs
    2 tablespoons vanilla
     1 cup sour cream
     2 ˝ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
     2 teaspoons baking soda


   
Spicy Frosting

    3 cups confectioners’ sugar
    2 tablespoons Oregon Chai™ chai tea latte mix
     4 tablespoons organic butter, softened
    2 teaspoons vanilla
     7 tablespoons whipping cream

1. Preheat the oven to 350°.

2. In a medium glass mixing bowl, heat milk for 2 minutes in the microwave.
     Stir in chocolate chips until completely melted. Stir in the chai tea latte mix.

3. In a large mixing bowl use an electric beater to cream the butter, light brown
    sugar and dark brown sugar together until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla, then    
     beat in the sour cream. Beat in the chocolate chai mixture till well blended.

4. Measure the flour and baking soda over the creamed mixture and then beat in
    until well blended.

5. Butter and flour two glass loaf dishes or loaf pans. Divide the batter evenly
     between the two dishes or pans. Bake for 1 hour, then cool to room temperature
    before icing. 

6. To make the icing: In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the confectioners’
    sugar and the chai tea latte mix. With electric beaters, beat in the butter until
    well combined and then add in the vanilla and cream. Beat frosting for 1 minute.
    Frost the top of both cooled loaves.

    Makes 2 loaves