Starbucks Chai Latte Cupcake

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
Chai tea bags (as pictured)

In a large bowl mix the first 4 ingredients together. If you use a whisk it will ensure that all of the ingredients get evenly distributed! 

In your mixer blend together the butter and sugar, make sure to have the mixer on high and mix it for about 5 minutes. One at a time mix in the eggs, egg yolk and vanilla.

Heat up the buttermilk, next add in a few Chai tea bags. Let this steep until the chai flavor is very strong. Take out the tea bags and your chai buttermilk is ready to use!

Step4:Alternating from the dry to the chai infused buttermilk add into the butter mixture until it is all mixed. 

Bake the cupcakes at 350 for 18-23 minutes.

Vanilla Frosting:

3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream

1 teaspoon (or however much you like) Chai concentrate (as pictured)

In a mixer mix the sugar and butter until smooth. Lastly add the vanilla, chai concentrate and whipping cream. 

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