{twd} coconut chai tea cake

What can make a coconut cake even better? Infusing the coconut milk with chai tea. The result was a cake that was amazing. And this cake was simple to make which is just what I need this week.

One of the steps in making the cake was to heat coconut milk and butter in a small saucepan. At this point, I threw in 4 chai tea bags and let them seep. The flavors played well together: coconut, chai, vanilla, and a bit of rum; the crumb and crust were just right; and I got to use my kugelhopf pan.

Thank you to Carmen of Carmen Cooks for hosting this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie selection. If you would like the recipe for Coconut Tea Cake, visit her blog or buy the book.

Oh, and because the recipe doesn’t use the whole can of coconut milk, I made this–Steamed Coconut Rice–and added peas. I suggest you try it