Mountain Chai Sponge Cake

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“This recipe was on the box of the Celestial Seasonings Chai Tea. Very Unique and Spicy! Ironically - - in russian - the word "chai" means "tea" - -so if you speak russian...chai tea, means tea tea.... Start this the night before to allow the tea to steep well.”
36hrs 15mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steep 6 bags in 3/4 cup hot water overnight.
  2. Next day: Squeeze liquid out of bags and toss bags away.
  3. Place milk, tea, butter and cocoa powder in a saucepan and bring to a quick boil.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Beat eggs, egg yolks and sugar over a warm water bath until the mixture is warm.
  6. Then place mixture in a mixer and whip until tripled in volume.
  7. Cool for about 5 minutes.
  8. Fold the flour and tea mixture into the whipped eggs.
  9. Grease and flour dust (or dust with a mixture of cocoa powder and sugar) a 12x18 baking pan.
  10. Spread batter into pan.
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  12. Place on a cooling rack for 5-10 minutes, then remove from pan.
  13. Icing is optional or dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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