Chai Cream Cheese Icing

At thanksgiving, you can always use a traditional recipe and top it off with a new frosting. Everyone loves a good old cupcake or layer cake with cream cheese frosting.


  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp Madagascar bourbon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp decorative gold sugar


  1. combine sugar, 5 tbsp water, chai tea bags, cardamom pods and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan; bring it to boil over medium heat.
  2. continuously stirring to make sure sugar dissolves and. Turn off heat and let it sit for another 20 mins
  3. Squeeze tea bag to extract all the flavour, remove cardamom pods and cinnamon stick
  4. In Ventray Stand mixer bowl, add in butter and cream cheese, sugar, vanilla beat at a medium high speed until they are no longer in large chunks
  5. Add in Chai syrup and blend until completely smooth

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