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Chai Masala Cake

Megan Calipari
This Vegan Chai Masala Cake is like a chai latte in cake form, but better because its cake. This cake is full of warm spices, flavorful and easy to make!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 Servings


  • 9"x13" Baking Pan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons


  • 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1 1/3 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1 1/2 Cups Non-Dairy Milk I used So Delicious Unsweetened Original Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tsp Molasses

For the Frosting

  • 1/4 Cup Non Dairy Butter room temperature
  • 1/4 Cup Palm Shortening room temperature
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar sifted
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp water if needed


  • Preheat oven to 350* F. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Whisk to combine.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil, plant milk, vinegar, vanilla and molasses. Whisk well to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and spread with a spatula to distribute batter.
  • Bake in a 350* oven on the middle rack for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs attached. Let cool completely.

For the Frosting

  • In a small bowl combined room terperature non dairy butter and shortening with a spatula until well combined.
  • Add powdered sugar and stir carefully to combine. Add lemon juice and vanilla and stir until smooth. If you need more liquid, add a bit of water, a 1/2 teaspoon at a time until you reach a creamy and thick but spreadable consistency.
  • Spread frosting on top of the completely cooled cake, slice and serve!


  • Store this cake in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.
Keyword cake, chai, sheet cake, spice, spice cake