Probably the most successful product i've ever made! I just wish i'd taken photos because i iced them prettily too, oh well, next time ;).
2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegan margarine
2 tablespoons apple sauce
1 cup strongly brewed chai tea
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 180^c
Brew the cup of chai (i used loose chai spices, and made it really strong).
Cream margarine and sugar in a bowl, then cream in applesauce.
Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Add dry ingredients and chai tea bit by bit into the marg and sugar mixture, whisking well to avoid lumps. Add more hot water if needed. Finally add vanilla essence.
Pour into greased cake tin or cupcake cases.
Bake for 30 mins (cake) or 20 mins (cupcakes), or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
This rises beautifully!
I iced some with vanilla 'buttercream', some with plain and chocolate icing (made with icing sugar and water). Either worked well :).
Thankyou to Kitee for inspiring this cake!