Chai Apple Cake #EasterSweetsWeek

by Erin

Fresh apples and chai seasoning make for one unforgettable chai apple cake. Who says bundt cakes can’t be something to get excited about?

Chai Apple Cake 5

This post and recipe was created for #EasterSweetsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Today marks day one of #EasterSweetsWeek hosted by Angie (Big Bears Wife) and there are loads of prizes in our giveaway! Throughout this week there are 28 total bloggers who will be sharing their dreamiest Easter recipes – because some of us have yet to see spring and can only dream of it. Spring refuses to make an appearance here in Ohio other than the one warm day we had which tricked the bulbs into blooming and were subsequently frozen shortly thereafter. Rude.

Chai Apple Cake 1

While I have to admit apples are not usually the first spring fruit that I think of, I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic lately what with my mom visiting this past weekend and Bob’s parents coming to visit this coming weekend for Easter. And this recipe happens to be adapted ever so slightly from a recipe my dad gave me, stored in a recipe box full of family recipes. Don’t you miss the exchange of recipes on recipe cards sometimes? Not gonna lie, I suggested it for my bridal shower and I’m kind of excited about it. But I digress.

Chai Apple Cake GIF

The only thing I changed about this recipe from the original was using a chai spice blend instead of just cinnamon, allspice, and cloves (which means adding cardamom, nutmeg, and ginger and removing allspice). The slight change in spices allowed for nostalgia to flow while the exotic new scents and flavors lingered. And can we talk about how amazing my house smelled while it baked? I need to propose it as a scent to a candle company for real.

Chai Apple Cake 4

I was also excited to make this recipe because I finally treated myself to this beautiful bundt cake pan that I’ve been eyeing for years! Actually, I was a bit nervous about the cake coming out clean and not sticking to the pan. While a little corner did end up sticking, I was able to remove it and stick it back on – you can’t even tell! It’s so pretty and mesmerizing with that swirl. The idea of a glaze crossed my mind but I decided to stick with ice cream because a la mode is my favorite kind of dessert.

P.S. Scroll down to see the rest of today’s recipes and to find out more about our #EasterSweetsWeek giveaway!

Chai Apple Cake 6

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Serves 12-16


3 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp chai spice*

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 cups Dixie Crystals granulated pure cane sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup whole milk, room temperature

2 eggs, room temperature

2 tsp Adam’s Extract pure vanilla extract

3 cups peeled and chopped Rainier honey crisp apples


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, chai spice, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract until creamy.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Fold in apples until evenly distributed.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the thickest part comes out clean.
  6. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes before flipping over and removing from pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream!

* Make your own chai spice with 3/4 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cardamom

Source: Adapted from my Dad.

Check out the amazing #EasterSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!





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Welcome to this year’s #EasterSweetWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of Springtime and Easter dessert recipes! We’re sharing tons of treats this week plus a few fantastic giveaways! You’re going to love what we have in store for you.

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This year we have are 28 fantastic bloggers participating in this year’s Easter dessert event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of great Springtime and Easter themed dessert recipes with you. With over 75 sweet dessert recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to want to save some of these recipes to make again and again! We even hope that some of these recipes end up in your Easter recipe keepsake collection! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Scroll down to take a look!


Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!


Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving one (1) winner 5 different extracts including a bottle of Pure vanilla and a color pack.


Prize #3 — Rainier Fruit is giving one (1) winner a box of Apples and some wonderful Apple themed goodies from Sur La Table


Prize #4 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner a Anolon® Vesta™ 9-Inch Square Baker in Cobalt Blue


Prize #5 — Microplane is giving one (1) winner a Twist & Zest, grip & strip and a classic zester/grater

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from Marh 26th – April 1st at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #EasterSweetsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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Liz Mays March 30, 2018 - 8:02 am

Oh my gosh, yes please! This looks positively delightful. Also, I’m with you about recipe cards. I do miss that way of storing recipes!

spiffycookie March 30, 2018 - 8:03 am

Thank you! And yea, there’s something to pulling out a recipe card!

cakespy March 30, 2018 - 7:14 am

now that’s a LOVELY cake. Beautiful mold, and great flavors. <3

spiffycookie March 30, 2018 - 8:03 am

Well shucks, thank you!

Brenda Haines March 28, 2018 - 1:56 pm

My favorite is my Marionberry Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies. I only make these twice a year andI am going to make a double batch today, so my mom can bring some to the Adult Foster Care Home she manages. The residence love a surprise treat and I love sending them.

Angela Hendricks March 28, 2018 - 2:06 pm

My favorite Easter dessert is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. My family has always had a carrot cake for Easter so it would be weird not to have one. Plus they are so yummy!

Angela Hendricks March 28, 2018 - 2:07 pm

I love Carrot Cake! It’s so good and a tradition for our family to have one at Easter.

Jennifer Osterholt March 27, 2018 - 8:17 pm

This cake looks beautiful and delicious!

Heather March 27, 2018 - 9:29 am

For Easter, I love a beautiful white chocolate cheesecake with a raspberry sauce! Delicious!! Your chai apple cake looks amazing!

spiffycookie March 27, 2018 - 9:36 am

Thank you! I also am a sucker for cheesecake, especially white chocolate raspberry.

Kimberly Baxter March 27, 2018 - 2:47 am

Gorgeous! I love bundts, esp apple bundts.

J March 26, 2018 - 7:55 pm

My favorite Easter dessert is the lemon lush..but this cake looks yummy too! I think my favorite bundt pan that I have is the party one. Nobody argues (kids) over how big there piece is. Lol. Thanks for giving emailers a chance..don’t do social time.
Happy Easter to you and your family!

spiffycookie March 27, 2018 - 8:19 am

Love lemon lush! As for the bundt pans, I feel like I need to investigate this party pan.

Glad you have you! Happy Easter to you as well.

Liz March 26, 2018 - 4:58 pm

It’s not spring in Indiana, either! We had 10 inches of snow on Saturday!!! Anyway, I love apple desserts and I’d love a BIG slice of your yummy cake!

spiffycookie March 27, 2018 - 8:20 am

Ugh, longest winter ever. Definitely deserving of a big slice!

Angie | Big Bear's Wife March 26, 2018 - 12:19 pm

This cake is fantastic and I love that bundt pan! I’ve been eyeing some pretty ones but I haven’t made the jump to buy a fancy one yet! This cake might make me take the leap! I love it!

spiffycookie March 26, 2018 - 1:17 pm

Thank you! As for the pan, it definitely helps when they are on sale ;-).


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