Chai Coffee Cake And A Giveaway

Chai Coffee Cake

It won’t be a surprise to say that there is always cake at the ready in the house. Whether it be for B. as a late night snack after a music job, friends dropping by on a late saturday afternoon, or simply as a quick snack as we pass by the kitchen. It’s usually a variation of my grandma’s yogurt cake. Always good. Always comforting. One cake I never make enough is coffee cake. You know, the kind with the lovely strudel top that is both crunchy and soft as you bite into it. But then Nicole’s Chai Spiced Coffee Cake entered my life. Twice in one week. Three times a day, once.

I did not make it twice just for us and just because. You see, a couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a high school senior here in town, Haley, whose senior project was to recreate the Julie-Julia project but with David Lebovitz’ Room For Dessert book. Haley asked if I would have a bit of time to give her some tips about running her blog chronicling the project, photography, writing, etc… I said yes. I remember when I started blogging that I was often looking up to my seniors for pointers (I still do at times) so I thought it was a great opportunity to give back to the blogging community. I am no expert but I have been at this blogging thing for a while now, eheheh.

And I love when life on the screen brings about wonderful little happenings like this!

Chai Spices

Anyway, I thought we’d have some cake and tea and get right into the nitty nifty gritty of blogging and pictures. Well, schedules got out of hands and I never got to make that Chai Coffee Cake for Haley. We did meet this week and spent a great afternoon. I hope I answered her questions, at least until next time we meet. I gave her tips on how to operate her point and shoot camera to the best of its capacity, tips on light, focus, etc…and let her play with my props. Hopefully, there will be cake next time we do this!

I love this cake on so many levels but first and foremost because it is one of the recipes that Nicole included in her newly released first cookbook, “The Baking Bites Cookbook”. Nicole’s Blog, Baking Bites is one of the handful of blogs I started reading prior to starting my own. We were “blog friends from afar” until we finally met at BlogHer Food in San Francisco. Nicole is as delightful and true as she is on her blog. I am so proud that she achieved one of her lifelong dreams by writing this book.

Chai Coffee Cake

I bluntly asked her if I could feature one of her recipes and introduce some of you to her blog if you did not read it already and to her “baby”, The Baking Bites Cookbook. She agreed. I bluntly added “hey! Would you be ok to give a copy to one reader?” and she said yes. So here you go: there is one free copy of this delicious book up for grabs. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. The giveaway runs until Monday November 2nd, midnight US Eastern time and a reader will be chosen at random to receive a copy.

Given how good the Chai Coffee Cake was, I can’t wait to bake more from Nicole’s book!

Chai Coffee Cake

Chai-Spiced Crumb Coffee Cake, from The Baking Bites Cookbook with permission of Nicole Weston:

Cinnamon is the standard spice for topping a crumb coffee cake. This coffee cake keeps the crumb topping and spices it up a little more by using some of the same flavors that are found in chai, including cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and allspice. These spices really help to make the coffee cake memorable – and they also make you want to come back for a second slice.

Note: the only change I made to the recipe was to fill my baking pan with half the batter, sprinkle some of the topping and add the remaining batter and topping.

1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup sour cream, full or low fat

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or lightly greased aluminum foil.

Make the Topping:
In a medium bowl, combine all topping ingredients except butter. Whisk to blend.
Gradually stir in the melted butter, using a large fork or spatula to mix. When all the butter has been incorporated and the mixture looks like wet sand, squeeze small clumps together to make large crumbs ranging in size from that of a pea to that of a grape. Set aside.

Make the Cake:
In another medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract. With the mixer set on a low speed (or by hand), alternately add in flour and sour cream in two or three additions. When no streaks of flour remain, pour into prepared pan. Top evenly with crumb mixture.
Bake at 350F for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack before slicing.
Serves 9-12





458 responses to “Chai Coffee Cake And A Giveaway”

  1. Adela Avatar

    I'm a huge fan of chai flavoured cakes, and a coffee cake makes this even better.

    I'll definitely be giving this a try after exams.

  2. michelle Avatar

    Mmm chai and crumb cake! Must try this!

  3. Pei-Lin Avatar

    Hey, Helene!! Nice job on the photography & styling here again!! I wish I can be your intern hahahaha!! Keep it up! =)

    Greetings from Malaysia

  4. Unknown Avatar

    I LOVE a good coffee cake. The more crumbs on top the better!

  5. runycat Avatar

    Autumn always seems to inspire a frenzied bout of baking. I'll try this out this weekend.

  6. Hanna Avatar

    Mm that looks good.

  7. aidria Avatar

    this is my first comment ever! i've been following your blog for a long time and i just have to say i look forward to reading it every week!

    anyways thanks for all the beautiful recipes and photos…the new site is great…and it's so kind of you to help other bloggers (like Haley!)

    all the best

  8. Tummywise Avatar

    I love chai lattes. Never tried chai-flavoured cakes though. Will be giving this a try soon. Thanks!

  9. Dominique Avatar

    Rien que les photos me mettent en appétit! J'aimerais découvrir ce livre et participer au jeu… Bon week-end.

  10. Michelle Avatar

    i dun like chai, but the cake sure looks nice =)

  11. Bianca Avatar

    This is a very tempting recipe that I would so like to try. And I'm kinda sort of thinking of starting my own 'Julie&Julia' sort of project but I think I'm too scared.I really don't know what to do, but i know I'd love to try…hmmmm.
    Anyway, your cake looks yummy (as always) and I think I may give it a go given my boyfriend's looove for coffee AND cake 😀

  12. Juliana Avatar

    Coffee cake with steusel?! The best. Great giveaway.

  13. cpcjoyce Avatar

    YOu recipe is the best.. would try this soon…

  14. Anonymous Avatar

    This looks beyond delicious. I'd love a chance to win the Baking Bites Cookbook!

  15. Uli Avatar

    I admit I have lost track of how many times i have tried (and loved) her recipes from her blog… i keep recommending it to people left right and centre these days lol

    I admit from your blog I keep trying the macarons and keep failing but hey, I am bound to manage them sooner or later, right? 🙂


  16. Anna Avatar

    This cake looks so nice! I cant wait to try it

  17. mona Avatar

    I absolutely love your blog and have found many great recipecs here.

    Please put my name in the hat for the giveaway 😀

  18. Kiwifruit-Shiree Avatar

    oh yummy, this looks and sounds just so delicious! Definitely like to try this out!!

  19. mona Avatar

    I absolutely love and have found many great recipes here.

    Please put my name in the hat for the giveaway 😀

  20. Cathy Avatar

    Yum! I love chai! I will try this soon. Looks so delicious.

  21. Susie Avatar

    I've never had a chai cake but they look great.
    Nice giveaway too,

  22. Claire Avatar

    This is top of the list for the next baking adventure. Loving your blog and Baking Bites too. Thank you.

  23. Ross Avatar

    I would like to receive this beautiful book, it seems gorgeous and full of delicious recipes!!!
    In any case, congratulations Nicole, I hope you'll have a lot of success!!!

  24. Anneke Avatar

    That cake looks so delicious, I'm gonna try this someday soon! And I really would love to win that book, it looks great!

  25. GUGAW Avatar

    wow those pictures are amazing and making my mouth water! i'm have photography/cake making skills envy!

  26. jocelyn teo Avatar
    jocelyn teo

    the cake looks DELICIOUS. and kudos to the photography, as awesome as ever. 🙂

    and please let me win that book!! 🙂

  27. Unknown Avatar

    Love coffee cake and this one look scrumptious. Splitting the batter is a great idea… you can get a little surprise in the middle of the cake 🙂

  28. Anonymous Avatar

    OOOOH! I love Chai!! I'm really excited to try this! Thanks 🙂

  29. Toby Avatar

    I would love a copy of her cookbook.

  30. aandara Avatar

    This cake sounds really good

  31. Hanna Åberg Avatar
    Hanna Åberg

    I'm gonna bake this one. absolutely.

  32. Stacey Avatar

    Sounds very yummy, will try it soon!

  33. ingrid Avatar

    this sure sounds and looks really good! can't wait to try making it!

  34. linda Avatar

    dear tartlette,
    your generosity of spirit is amazing & it is obvious you are a "true" friend.
    i am inspired by your photography as well as your written words.
    thank you for including me in this giveaway! what fun.

  35. kristina Avatar

    I adore chai so am really looking forward to trying this. And thank you so much for introducing me to Nicole, her blog, and her new book. Would love to enter the giveaway. K x

  36. Deb Avatar

    Have made many coffee cakes but never a Chai flavoured one. Can't wait…and neither can my husband!

  37. maybelle's mom Avatar
    maybelle's mom

    I love everything with those flavors. And, as to mentoring, in my real job I have 2-4 interns every semester. I love doing it. I think it is great that you had a shadow and helped her.

  38. LadyWild Avatar

    Wow. Looks awesome

  39. Quinn Avatar

    I love chai tea but not chai latte. I even make my own chai tea panna cotta. And this one certainly looks too good to be missed out!

    Nicole is good, I know that. She gave me the most amazing cheesecake crust ever. Not your usual graham biscuits base but a shortbread base!

    I'm indeed very impressed!

  40. Jessica Avatar

    I would lvoe to win this book! This recipe here just looks incredible.

  41. Amicus Cupcake Avatar
    Amicus Cupcake

    Wow, that sounds great. perfect for along side a cup of coffee (or hot chocolate!)

  42. Ciao Chow Linda Avatar
    Ciao Chow Linda

    I've never had chai, but this cake looks like something I'd like to bite into.

  43. Unknown Avatar

    I love chai so this cake would be great. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Fingers crossed!

  44. Rebecca Avatar

    Looks delicious! Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. Daniela Avatar

    This looks delicious, will definetely give it a try

  46. Anonymous Avatar

    Can I assume you're using an SLR for those gorgeous shots? The little milk jar in the first photo is adorable. And of course I must make this recipe!



  47. Marian Avatar

    ¡¡ENhorabuena por tus exquisiteces ..¡¡

    son maravillosas tus platos y tus presentaciones ..besos y te sigo

  48. Elizabeth Avatar

    i love chai and i love coffee cake, so this looks like a winning combination!

  49. Sean Avatar

    This looks amazing! Definitely going to have to try this for the upcoming holiday season.

  50. Branwen Avatar

    I love Nicole's site too and would love to have her cookbook!

  51. Kristie Avatar

    I adore this blog! Your descriptions and pictures inspire me to bake beyond chocolate chip cookies!

  52. Jennifer Bedford Avatar
    Jennifer Bedford

    So many bloggers are having their dreams come true these days. How wonderful!

  53. Unknown Avatar

    I have been on a serious Chai addiction for the last month. You really make want to try this one! Love your pictures and styling Helen.

  54. Unknown Avatar

    That cake looks delicious. so delicious, in fact, that I think I'll make it tomorrow. (coffee cake is a sunday cake for me). 🙂
    great blog. i really enjoy it.


  55. Kate at Serendipity Avatar
    Kate at Serendipity

    Oh, man, this looks so good. I love all those chai spices!

    You know, Monday's my birthday…

  56. Kristin Avatar

    Cardamom & ginger? This will make my family happy!

  57. Cherry Blossoms Avatar
    Cherry Blossoms

    My husband favorite dessert is coffee cake…I will definitely be making this one for him!

    CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

  58. Anonymous Avatar

    It's like you read my mind! I've been dreaming of Chai flavours for the past two days, and this is really going to hit the spot. I'm definetly going to make this today!

  59. SouthernPeach Avatar

    Looks Yummy!

    What makes it Chai?

    I don't see Chai listed…(but I have never baked with it either).

    🙂 Thanks…

  60. Anonymous Avatar

    I can't wait to try it. Chai was my one caffeine luxury during both of my pregnancies because the flavour just picked me up. And it sounds perfect for fall. Thanks to Nicole for sharing.

    BTW… your photos are always amazing!

    Cara R

  61. Engineer Baker Avatar
    Engineer Baker

    Ah, so that's what you were brewing up 😉 I love coffeecakes – we always have one for breakfast at Christmas, and it's quite the production. So now, coffeecake reminds me of Christmas, which is definitely not a bad thing!

  62. Unknown Avatar

    I was looking for a cake to bake this weekend that the weather is finally a bit colder here in Nicosia (Cyprus) and I have found it!

    I love your blog!

  63. TeaLady Avatar

    Chai is my absolute favorite flavor for tea, cuppys, cakes. This is on my to bake list.

    Looks delicious.

  64. Avatar

    oh, that really sounds and looks delicious! I'll probably try baking this soon.

  65. Brandi Avatar

    I haven't had a good coffee cake in some time. This looks fantastically delicious. I'm adding the ingredients I don't have to my shopping list.

    Looks like I have a lot of baking to do this weekend…

  66. Jelli Avatar

    Mmm! I really love coffee cake and this twist sounds scrumptious. Thanks for sharing!

  67. stephanie Avatar

    I've wanted to try so many of the coffee cakes Nicole has on her blog, and now there's one more!

  68. Kara Avatar

    Oh dear. I LOVE Chai lattes so I see this in my future. And if other recipes are like this in in Nicole's book, looks like one to add to my list!

  69. Lindsay Gage Natale Avatar
    Lindsay Gage Natale

    Ooooh – this looks so tasty! I am a huge fan of Chai tea, so I will be trying this recipe for sure. Can't go wrong! Thanks for sharing it.

  70. NecessaryForce Avatar

    I love coffee cake, and this one looks absolutely delicious. Ginger, cinnamon, and allspice? Count me in.
    Lovely pictures, as always.

  71. Ani Avatar

    What a great Idea! Chai Coffee cake! I'm SO tring this! I love Chai and I love Coffee cake!! I'll have to make some chai tea with the same spaces too… mmmm….
    I wanted the book before, now i *really* want it! <3

  72. Laura Avatar

    Lovely cake! I love the flavor combination.

    I need to get to Nicole's blog more often, it is really fun.

  73. Maddie Avatar

    Yum! This looks delicious. I love my chai-tea lattes, but I have never tried chai flavored baked goods! I love this blog- your pictures are always beautiful.

  74. Laura Joyce Avatar
    Laura Joyce

    I am charge of Thanksgiving morning breakfast for my boyfriend's family and this is so going to be it!

    And that cookbook sounds fantastic!

  75. Melissa Zhang Avatar
    Melissa Zhang

    Yum, coffee cake!

  76. Anonymous Avatar

    Chai and coffee cake! Two of my favourite things… this could be (yet another) dangerous recipe! 🙂

  77. elle Avatar

    Mmmm I love coffee cake! And I love Baking Bites! I think it's so cool of you to help Haley out. I look forward to reading her blog now as well.

  78. Foodie Avatar

    Looks delicious! One can never have too many recipe books to draw inspiration from 🙂

  79. Anonymous Avatar

    Baking Bites rocks! Thank you for sharing this coffee cake recipe…

    LeeYong from Jersey

  80. Mireya Avatar

    Yum, yum! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  81. Helene Avatar

    squirrelbread: nope, only the last pictures was done with film and my husband played with the chemicals during processing so this is why it looks the way it does.

    southernpeach: chai means tea in Indian. What makes it different is the combination of all the spices as opposed to "regular" tea.

  82. Susan @ SGCC Avatar
    Susan @ SGCC

    I can never resist a good coffee cake either. This one looks like a great one to start the day with! Thanks for letting us know about Nicole's book. I'll have to check it out!

  83. Andra Avatar

    The chai coffee cake sounds aromatic and wonderful-a nice change for my family who sometimes wearies of my fall fondness for all things pumpkin.

  84. Melissa Avatar

    Oh, yum! Congratulations, Nicole!

  85. Unknown Avatar

    Ahhh, a chai coffe cake sounds scrumptious and perfect for Fall! 🙂

  86. Rachel Avatar

    That looks and sounds ridiculously delicious.

  87. Abbey Thompson Avatar
    Abbey Thompson

    Oh wow, this looks delicious!

  88. Valeree Avatar

    That sounds so incredibly yummy!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  89. Donna Avatar

    What a wonderful recipe. I will have to check out that book.

  90. Anonymous Avatar

    how many degrees Celsius does 350 F make?

  91. carriegel Avatar

    I am so making this cake. I love Chai!

  92. Capree Avatar

    I love Chai and I love coffee cake – what more could a girl want?? I'm looking forward to trying this recipe!! 🙂

  93. Kendall Avatar

    This is definitely going to be bookmarked. Chai AND coffee cake? Yes please!

  94. mirabelle Avatar

    Perfect timing! I was just looking for something to take to a Sunday brunch.

  95. Kaizen Fashion Project Avatar
    Kaizen Fashion Project

    Mmmmmm that cake looks amazingly delicious, I would love to win the cookbook!

  96. Avatar

    I just had Chai Tea and always have it when I feel that I am about to start having a cold… I found that it helps my immune system! So, Chai coffee cake might be another cure for me! Merci!

  97. queencake and titangirl Avatar
    queencake and titangirl

    yum yum yum, this looks delicious! and i would love to have the book!have to spend a lot of time at home after an operation and need all teh distraction i can get:)

  98. sarah Avatar

    i can't wait to try making this. two of my favorite things combined, it really can't get much tastier!

  99. Unknown Avatar

    *gasp* I NEED!
    Digging the chai. Actually sipping some now.

  100. Lauren Avatar

    A chai coffee cake? Yes please! This looks delicious =D.

  101. Emily Avatar

    THis is great! I'm going to a brunch next weekend and sure to make this recipe. Thanks!

  102. Christie Avatar

    That coffee cake looks like the perfect relaxed Sunday afternoon treat! Beautiful!

  103. Hettar7 Avatar

    I miss the Chai tea I got when I was in India. Can't really find a domestic equivalent. 🙁 So anything that promises those flavors is welcome. And imagine my delight when looking through by backlog of blogs and I come across not only this recipe but also the Chai Butter Cookies from Ezra Pound Cake. Sweetness!

    Oh, and I think it's wonderful of you to mentor a novice blogger.

  104. Indirect Heat Avatar
    Indirect Heat

    That's a handsome lookin' cake, you have there…

  105. Lisa Avatar

    I was recently introduced to your blog, and I love it, even more so because I recently moved to Charleston! This cake will definitely be an addition to my recipe book-thanks!

  106. V. Avatar

    Oh my, the cake looks positively droolable. I'm a big fan of Baking Bites as well–have followed it since it's inceptions actually. Sooo…I'd be over the moon to win her book.

  107. Unknown Avatar

    I absolutely love your photography. I wish I could cook like you!

  108. Jessica Avatar

    That looks so awesome! I need to bake this weekend so my house can smell of cinnamon…

  109. Gretchen Noelle Avatar
    Gretchen Noelle

    Yum! I would love a baking bites cookbook – and a bite of that coffeecake!!!

  110. Saveur Avatar

    This cake looks abolutely delicious! Cant wait to try it. 😀

  111. Bombay Foodie Avatar
    Bombay Foodie

    I love Nicole's blog as much as I adore yours'. Can't wait for her book to get to India (or maybe I'd win this one!) 🙂

  112. NKP Avatar

    So lovely of you to profile a friend and fellow blogger's new book!
    The coffee cake looks delicious!

  113. Unknown Avatar

    Hey Helen! I adore ur blog! I think i've said this before but not too sure. I am floored by ur photography! This crumb cake looks excellent. Lovely shots of the spices too!

  114. Amy A Avatar
    Amy A

    I love the way that this coffee cake sounds! Coffee cakes are so delicious and easy to whip up and share with friends and loved ones.

  115. kristina Avatar

    coffee cake, a total favorite—always remember the simple Betty Crocker one my mom made.

  116. Unknown Avatar

    Please count me in!

  117. Jana Tan Avatar
    Jana Tan

    I am gonna bookmark this recipe! The sound of it makes me drool!


  118. Holly M. Wendt Avatar
    Holly M. Wendt

    All things chai are wonderful, and that cake looks no different.

  119. Trissa Avatar

    Hi Helen! I think it is fantastic that you take the time to help Haley with her project – not too many people are generous with their time like yourself!

    And the cake does look fantastic. I recently made a ginger/chai brulee tart too and the results were fantastic.

  120. Deppified Avatar

    I drink chai twice a day, so this will be a perfect pairing!

  121. Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) Avatar
    Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run)

    I would love a copy of that book – and that coffeecake looks delicious!

  122. Sara Avatar

    mmm chai in cake form!

  123. Unknown Avatar

    There is only one alteration I would make to the recipe: Crumb topping X4 lol.

  124. Talia Avatar

    Oh wow, I guess I've fallen behind in my Baking Bites readership; I didn't realize she had a cookbook coming!

  125. lollie8888 Avatar

    Chai in coffee cake form?!? I must buy cardamom and make asap!

  126. h Avatar

    Oh, these look delicious! …and I've been in a baking mood lately. The book would be perfect!

  127. Unknown Avatar

    I recently found your blog and I am hooked. I love reading your entries and the beautiful pics that go with them.

  128. Janina Avatar

    Ooooh – that is kinda like a one-stop coffee shop visit, since you combine the chai latte with the cake – sounds very yummy!

  129. lauren Avatar

    I love baking bites! I want to make those pumpkin cookies she just posted!

  130. Anonymous Avatar

    Thank you for giving my inspiration to become a better baker. A cook I am, but about a year ago, my cakes were eh..
    I've become to LOVE baking now, and look forward to new recipes and challenges more and more. Keep inspiring those who read cooking and baking blogs.

  131. Amy I. Avatar
    Amy I.

    Ohh I love Nicole's blog, and so glad she's written a cookbook. I'm having so much fun with new cookbooks from all of my favorite bloggers… Helen, are you next?! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity 🙂

  132. Anonymous Avatar

    I am completely jealous of your photography!

    What a great recipe. Another in the long list that I need to make!

  133. kateiline Avatar

    Oh my. I love chai tea, and I love cardamom as a spice, I think I would love this cake. I'd like to try more recipes from the book too!

  134. Anonymous Avatar

    Love coffee cake! This one sounds like a winner! Martha

  135. Kate @ Savour Fare Avatar
    Kate @ Savour Fare

    That cake looks fantastic! I love Chai spices — especially when they pack some heat!

  136. Faith Avatar

    happy halloween, and thanks for yet another scrumptious post!

  137. malizea Avatar

    I loooveee chai what a beautiful recipe!

  138. Giulia Avatar

    Count me in. And I was just adding to my market list…so here I go, off to make a cake for the first time in ages. A good, gray, almost-rainy day for it.

    Happy Hallowe'en to all!


  139. Nirvana Avatar

    I love chai… I'm sure I'll love this cake and this book!!! I hope I win 🙂

  140. Anonymous Avatar

    Chai tea is my time machine. Whenever I want to get back to Vancouver and recreate rainy afternoons with Dido playing in the background I make chai tea. It works every time. Happy Halloween to all!
    Thanks for this post, Helen.

  141. Unknown Avatar

    Great post! I love chai, I even make my own chai tea, maybe I could use the same spice blend for this cake… Yum!

  142. Kate Morgan Jackson Avatar
    Kate Morgan Jackson

    I adore both Chai and Baking Bites! Thanks for this great recipe and the giveaway, and Happy Halloween!

  143. Annie Avatar

    Oh my goodness that looks delicious! Gotta love coffee cake.

  144. Sakim Avatar

    Oh delicious! I'll definitely have to make this soon.

  145. Scrapamum Avatar

    I can't wait to try this recipe. I love Chai Lattes so I'm sure I will love this!

  146. Post Grad Hair Cut Avatar
    Post Grad Hair Cut

    Oh my I must make this! I would love that book.

  147. Kristin Avatar

    That looks delicious! I must have it!

  148. toontz Avatar

    Can't wait to try this recipe. Especially since chai is a favorite in my family (my daughters only-my husband hates chai) Maybe that means he won't eat all the cake like he usually does! We can only hope…

  149. duchess.of.dirt Avatar

    Ah, this is great. I have the habit of keeping a bag of loose chai for making where-ever there is boiling water/warm milk. Yumm.

  150. Amber Avatar

    Wow, wow, wow. I haven't made coffee cake in ages. I think it's about time I revisit that little past time. Specifically, with *this* cake. Thank you for sharing!

  151. Caroline Avatar

    The book sounds so cool!

  152. Dawn in CA Avatar
    Dawn in CA

    This coffee cake recipe looks interesting and delicious. Thanks for posting it, and for the book giveaway. And congratulations to Nicole at Baking Bites!

  153. Kristin Avatar

    I've been seeing loads of great recipes using chai spices this autumn, but this one just jumped to the top of the list!

  154. MaureenC Avatar

    That looks absolutely delicious. I think I am going to run out and get a chai latte (it will be quicker than baking the cake)

  155. Jing Avatar

    What a cool senior project! I haven't heard of Baking Bites, and I am going over to take a look right now.

  156. Nora Avatar

    Yummy, this cake looks great!

  157. Hippo Flambe Avatar
    Hippo Flambe

    Haley is very lucky that you are helping her with her blog, especially the photography. Your photos are what I aspire to. That cake looks wonderful.


  158. Pity Avatar

    chai is my favorite tea flavour, and since i have learnt how to brew it myself with the spices, its even better, now, a chai cake? count me in!!!! ir really looks amazing and i can imagine the fantastic flavour, lovely photos as always, outstanding!
    cheers from london

  159. Stacy Avatar

    Man, I love chai anything…

  160. Gretch Avatar

    Cake is my weakness. I'm going to try this tomorrow morning. Thanks for the excuse!

  161. Grimmy Avatar

    I would love to see her cookbook. And the chai coffee cake looks yummy.

  162. Carolyn Avatar

    I'd love another great cookbook in my life 🙂

  163. Yolanda Avatar

    It's so nice that you're mentoring the next generation of bloggers!

  164. lilmissfoodie Avatar

    i absolutely *love* the starkness of the second photo against the whiteness of the page. gorgeous shot! 😀

  165. Mary J Avatar
    Mary J

    Oh yum! I love streusel coffeecakes! I'm going to make this tomorrow morning for breakfast!

  166. Unknown Avatar

    Would you believe I love to bake, but have never made a coffeecake? Maybe I NEED this cookbook!

  167. Lauren Avatar

    This looks so amazing! I'm definitely going to try this recipe!

  168. The Hobbit Avatar
    The Hobbit

    Bonjour ! Sa va?I'm currently on vacation from my workplace(I cook shhhh)I told everyone I wouldn't go near the kitchen but searching new recipes on the internet doesn't count does it?I'm always looking for a new book of goodies.

  169. Unknown Avatar

    This looks delicious.

    Good luck to Haley on her cooking/blogging project!

  170. Ri Avatar

    This looks so good! I'll be making it very soon. I'm sure the book is fabulous!

  171. Amy Avatar

    The cake looks delicious! I love and read baking bites (the blog)! : )

  172. Dani H Avatar
    Dani H

    My family loves brunch and we try to always have coffee cake. Can't wait to try this one! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  173. Amanda le Panda Avatar
    Amanda le Panda

    What a lovely sounding coffeecake!! Can't wait to make it…

  174. Patricia Avatar

    I love coffee cake in all its incarnations! Chai is synonymous with cooler weather to me — can't wait to try this recipe out!

  175. Anonymous Avatar

    This looks delicious, I love chai baked goods…

  176. Yossi Avatar

    Wow! You managed to make a simple cake looked elegant 🙂

  177. The Real Estate Talker Avatar
    The Real Estate Talker

    Your blog is so much fun to read
    I check for new recipes every day

  178. lisa @ dandysugar Avatar
    lisa @ dandysugar

    The spices in chai are my favorites- this looks so delicious, I can never resist a slice of coffeecake!

  179. Trish Avatar

    fabulous! thank you!

  180. Heather Avatar

    Oh I would love this book!

  181. KarlandBethany Avatar

    Wow! It looks wonderful…. !!!

  182. Jan Avatar

    I'm heading to the kitchen right now… this looks delish! thanks

  183. Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet  Avatar
    Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet

    This coffee cake looks AMAZING! A must try! Love your blog!!!

  184. Becky Avatar

    Your blog is great, as is hers. I would love a copy, thanks!

  185. Tera Avatar

    Looks delicious! I'll have to try this… sometime soon…

  186. Unknown Avatar

    oo oo! Pick me!
    From another cook in Charleston…

  187. TBC Avatar

    I'd love to win Nicole's cookbook! I've been following her blog for a long time now.

    Thank you!

  188. Baked Alaska Avatar
    Baked Alaska

    The cake sounds wonderful. I'd love to have a copy.

  189. All That's Left Are The Crumbs Avatar
    All That's Left Are The Crumbs

    Seriously, I am so addicted to Chai at the moment so I cannot wait to try this recipe. Congratulations to Nicole on achieving one of her dreams and I am glad that you let us know about the book.

  190. Jane Avatar

    The coffee cake and book all sound so great.

  191. Terry Avatar

    Looks delicious! cant wait to make it 🙂

  192. Meryl Avatar

    This sounds delicious!

  193. sharonjo Avatar

    I would love a taste of that coffeecake; it looks delicious!

    I also read and love the Baking Bites blog; would enjoy the cookbook very much.

  194. Tina Avatar

    OMG – I just love Chai. Every Chrismas I make a homemade brew of chai to have while we open our gifts. I think maybe this year I should try some chai coffee cake instead.
    Just wonderful!

  195. norajeans Avatar

    Heh, funny enough I think I added your blog to my Google Reader and it ended up recommending Baking Bites as another blog I might like.

  196. adli Avatar

    coffee cake!! this is the rave at my house now… and a chance of winning a book? wheeee~~ hope I can get my hands on it!!

  197. jjv2006 Avatar

    I love and I have tried the mocha espresso cookies fom Nicole's website.It would be awesome if I win this….

  198. Unknown Avatar

    i can't wait to "dig in" to another great blog per your recommendation :o) i love how the blogging community is so supportive of one another…and we, your readers, totally benefit – from fellow bloggers & cookbook writers to kitchen treasures & accessories to local & national events!!

  199. Unknown Avatar

    This coffee cake seems delicious ! My mouth is watering, just need to get some cardamon…
    Thanks for sharing amazing recipes

  200. Josie Avatar

    I love allspice – any baking recipe that has it goes in my to-try-pile.

  201. Anonymous Avatar

    Oh I love her blog! Hope i can get a copy of the book!:D

  202. Gemma C. Solomon Avatar
    Gemma C. Solomon

    The cake looks amazing – beautiful photos as always!

  203. Anonymous Avatar

    Chai coffee cake sounds like a great reason to buy some cardamom. And Baking Bites is on my RSS feed.

  204. Anonymous Avatar

    Looks absolutely scrumptious! I hope to win the book and I can't wait to try this out!!
    -Nadia P

  205. Rylan @ Art and Appetite Avatar
    Rylan @ Art and Appetite

    Coffee cakes are like my cereal! I just love it. Hmmm, I wonder what I'll be making for breakfast tomorrow.

    Guess what? hehe.

  206. The Red Apron Avatar
    The Red Apron

    Wow this cake looks so good. This is a must make cake!

  207. Rabbittrick Avatar

    I think I just took a bite of my computer screen….

    Love chai, love cake! Never had it together, though, and this sounds great to try.

    It's always wonderful to wake up to your site and see these beautiful images and great recipes!

  208. Damaris @Kitchen Corners Avatar
    Damaris @Kitchen Corners

    woah I'm number 200. It might be my lucky number

  209. Cherish Avatar

    I'm a huge fan of both coffee cake and the Baking Bites blog. Hope I win!

  210. Shoshana Avatar

    Anything chai counts as comfort food in my book. the cake looks delicious.

  211. Unknown Avatar

    Looks yummy!!

  212. Emily Avatar

    ooh, i would love another baking book. thanks for the giveaway!

  213. Tracy Avatar

    What a wonderful recipe for this time of year! As a "starving student" I would love to win the cookbook so I could try more recipes like this….

  214. Holly Avatar

    Congratulations Nicole! The coffee cake looks delicious.

  215. Anna Avatar

    I have just recently discovered Baking Bites, and it's great to hear that she has a book out. I'd love to give her recipes a try 🙂 Oh, and when is your book going to hit the market? Are you still looking for recipe testers…or recipe eaters 😀 ?

  216. Letitsnow Avatar

    I made this cake today. It was delicious.

  217. betty q Avatar
    betty q

    …can't go wrong with piping hot Chai…with Chai spiced coffee cake makes it DOUBLE DEADLY!

    …also, so generous of you to have this give-away!

    I am a first time commenter and was introduced to your blog by a a good friend I met while blog-hopping!…and I am hooked ever since to your blog!!!

  218. ആഷ | Asha Avatar
    ആഷ | Asha

    i come here to see your photographs. i can't see the last one it says photo is currently unavailable.

  219. The Lovely Lady Baker Avatar
    The Lovely Lady Baker

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I've been dreaming of a chocolate chai cake recently and this might hold me over until I can get it right. It's great you are helping a fellow young blogger! If anyone in San Francisco is looking to do the same let me know!

  220. Bertha Avatar

    I'm never a fan of coffee cake, because it's usually dry. but your picture completely changed my perspective towards coffee cake now! Anyhow, I would love to win the book and get my hands of coffee cake now 🙂

  221. Danielle Avatar

    I LOVE CHAI!!! Chai chai chai chai chai chai chai!!

  222. Mikey Avatar

    That's an interesting recipe! One that I'll be trying 🙂

  223. Yen     Avatar

    First off, Happy Halloweenie!! 🙂
    Mmmm Chai coffee cake sounds absolutely delicious right now nomnomnom

  224. kristy Avatar

    Looks delicious. Perfect for enjoying outside on a sunny day with hot coffee and a good book!

  225. Jenny Tan Avatar
    Jenny Tan

    Have never tried Chai flavored coffee cake, sounds interesting. Beautiful pics as always.

  226. Adi Avatar

    Count me in for the drawing! Hope you had a great Halloween!

    adiluria [at] yahoo [dot] com

  227. Cutecandycupcakes Avatar

    Wow, that, as always, looks absolutely wonderful! Thanks for adding that recipe, it'll go straight on the to-bake list

  228. Unknown Avatar

    i love chai and i love cake 🙂
    definitely give this a try, especially since its from baking bites…

  229. Joana Galvez Avatar
    Joana Galvez

    What happens at home is that if I bake a cake that both my daughter and I like (the other three members are not cake people :()there's nothing left by next day. I try to keep a slice or two so my daughter can have some for breakfast and packed lunch but sometimes is VERY difficult… And then obviously I put on weight and I say to myself "no more baking!!!" But I can't… It's something that I never thought I could do and the day I managed to take a nice cake out of the oven that was the day I said "this is my new passion! Congrats on your blog, I love it.

  230. gajra Avatar

    hey Helen, i see ur cup runneth over but i shall try my luck anyways for the giveaway. i was really intrigued by the name of the cake and since i belong to India my ears pricked up at it- a chai cake….interesting and a crumb top too good to be tru, have to surely try this baby out. thank u for the recipe and luck to ur frnd.

  231. Li Avatar

    I love chai, I love coffee, I love cake.
    So, to sum up, I would ADORE a copy of that book!

  232. Unknown Avatar

    We love Chai…whenever I visit my mom in Florida, she usually has a big pitcher of it in the fridge. Always makes me feel warm and cozy inside!

  233. Lori Avatar

    I have chai every afternoon. I love it. I incorporated it into my pumpkin soup. So I am betting that I would love this Coffee Cake.

  234. The Cutting Edge of Ordinary Avatar
    The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    My best friend would freak for this, she loves coffee cake, like I love chocolate. Looks beautiful.

  235. The Purple Foodie Avatar
    The Purple Foodie

    I love baking bites! The two baking/dessert books I've been looking forward to is Nicole's book and yours.. Hope I win!

  236. Karen Baking Soda Avatar
    Karen Baking Soda

    oh yes, Nicole was one of the first I started reading, together with Farmgirl. Love her blog!

    And yoghurt cakes are one of my favourites, will try this one!

  237. Mel Avatar

    Ooh, I love Nicole's blog, and she's so friendly when she answers questions on her entries.

    Its so cool you're helping that girl with her project! If I lived nearby I'd totally beg you for help too, I can only get mediocre food pics at best from my point and shoot

  238. Ida Avatar

    Beautiful pictures, as always! And the cake sounds delicious.

  239. pastry studio Avatar
    pastry studio

    You are of course an expert! How sweet of you to help Haley. She is very lucky to have your guidance.

    I think bakingbites was one of the first blogs I started reading way back when. This cake looks fantastic. I can see why you keep baking it! I just made some Chai Ice Cream and it's that same rush of all these amazing spices. Beautiful photos.

  240. thecoffeesnob Avatar

    I love chai! I was resisting getting The Baking Bites cookbook because I really have way too many cookbooks as it is. But with a recipe like it, it sounds like such a fantastic book. Looks like I just have to make space for one more book!

  241. Crystal Avatar

    Congrats to Nicole, and thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

  242. Anonymous Avatar

    What a perfect fall treat! I love the photography on your blog.

  243. Rachelle Avatar

    Omigoodness! Another reason to have cake in the kitchen?! As IF I needed one. (wink) I've got quite the sweet tooth … my dentist can attest to that. Can't wait to try this. I can't have coffee or tea without a little something sweet. My lips thank you. My hips hate you.

    a.k.a. @Travelblggr

  244. Mariana Avatar

    I love your website, I always turn to it for inspiration!

  245. Michael Avatar

    Looks like a great recipe. I might add some crystallized/candied ginger to the cake part just to punch up the flavor a little more.

  246. MollyCookie Avatar

    Your pictures are awesome and that cake looks great!

  247. Sareberry Avatar

    Oooh… Love Chai, love cake! can't wait to try this

  248. lauramil Avatar

    i love anything chai!! its totally delicious. I would love to make this recipe on a saturday night and then have it for breakfast sunday with maybe some…chai tea. Yummy.

  249. Em Avatar

    I've been craving coffee cake all weekend, I can't wait to make this!

  250. Alexandra Avatar

    Hello, and what a spectacular combination of chai spices and crumb cake! I'm on a crumb cake kick right now and I will certainly try this one…my son said of your photos, 'I want that, but just the crumbs, mama.' Bottom line, very enticing!

    Thanks for sharing!

  251. A Bowl Of Mush Avatar
    A Bowl Of Mush

    Love the look of this gorgeous crumbly cake. I just love those chai flavors 🙂

  252. Zoey (Vegedible) Avatar
    Zoey (Vegedible)

    lovely and tantalizing as usual! This holiday season will see most of my loved ones receiving edibles as a result of my personal economy, and your recipes will undoubtedly be featured.

    And your photos are an inspiration for my own blog, great work.

  253. Anonymous Avatar

    Cold and rainy here in Raleigh,NC. Perfect day to bake this yummy coffee cake!!

  254. Binita Avatar

    I adore your blog and check twice a day for a new post. I am going to have to try the chai coffee cake and other recipes from the Baking Bites blog!

  255. Karolina Avatar

    There are few things I love more than chai! Can't wait to try this one!

  256. Mimi Avatar

    I love coffe cake. Baking Bites is one of the blog that inspires me and I would love to win Nicole's cookbook

  257. Unknown Avatar

    This coffee cake looks amazing. I love all things chai!

  258. Cocoa Mango Avatar
    Cocoa Mango

    oh my, that cake looks so good! I think I might have to scrounge for supplies and make it myself 🙂

  259. LtlLori Avatar

    This sounds like a fantastic recipe!

  260. Bir Dut Masalı - nUnU Avatar
    Bir Dut Masalı – nUnU

    very delicious

  261. Unknown Avatar

    I wish I were closer to pick your brain and be your protege!

    I am super excited to try this cake, chai is one of my favorite flavors.. mmmmm!!

  262. NYC Ann Avatar
    NYC Ann

    Looks yummy! Might have to try this for Christmas if we feel like indulging a little!

  263. Sarah J Avatar
    Sarah J

    I love you blog and i love coffee cake

  264. lauren Avatar

    Just made a cinnamon coffee cake yesterday, but this chai one sounds great- it will be my next adventure!

  265. Molly Avatar

    I have just been checking out the Baking Bites Blog for the first time and loving it! Thanks for recommending it!

  266. Randi Avatar

    Nicole is great and I would love to get the chance to try more of her recipes!

  267. Valentina Avatar

    Nicole's blog is so inspirational. I am glad to know that there is a book out there. You are just one of those lovely people who are terribly talented and that find time to praise other people's work as well. I have great admiration for your work.You set a fabulous example.

  268. Unknown Avatar

    oh this looks great! definitely something my roommates will appreciate!

  269. Monkeyshines in the Kitchen Avatar
    Monkeyshines in the Kitchen

    This loooks fantastic. I also love coffee cake, but don't make it nearly often enough. The chai spice is just the incentive I need to get in teh kitchen right now.

    and even though I've instated a moratorium on cookbooks, this one looks too good to pass up!

  270. Unknown Avatar

    Perfect for a perfect fall day!

  271. sandhya Avatar

    Delicious coffee cake…will surely try this..

  272. Madam Chow Avatar
    Madam Chow

    I fell in love with chai on a visit to India – and now in a cake, no less!

  273. Anonymous Avatar

    Wow! This sounds delicious!! 🙂

  274. Amy Avatar

    Wow this looks delicious!

  275. Cameron Avatar

    This makes me want to bust out my mixer, despite the plethora of sweet things in our kitchen this week!

  276. Unknown Avatar

    My two favourite things= Chai and cake!

    🙂 You made me happy!!

  277. Jessica Avatar

    I approve of making anything taste like chai! Nice pictures 😀

  278. Jessica Avatar

    These look delicious AND easy. Perfect combination!

  279. irene Avatar

    yum thank you, looks great!
    ohpheebz (at)

  280. Ellemay Avatar

    mm that looks tasty.

  281. Unknown Avatar

    This cake looks wonderful. I've seen several posts on her book and they all look lovely.

  282. ikkinlala Avatar

    This looks delicious!

  283. Intisar Avatar

    Cool, I am a longtime reader of Baking Bites blog, she has a ton of fabulous recipes. Thanks for a chance at winning a copy of her book!

  284. White Toast with Butter Avatar
    White Toast with Butter

    Yummy crumb cake.

  285. Kara Avatar

    Can't wait to try this! And add a new baking blog to my list! Thank you!

  286. jennifer Avatar

    I ♥ chai. I ♥ Baking Bites. 🙂

  287. Rebecca D. Martin Avatar
    Rebecca D. Martin

    Oooo . . . I'm definitely bookmarking this to make in the next week or two.

  288. Alix Avatar

    yummy coffee cake….love the idea for the senior project. I want to do that!

  289. Blithe Avatar

    mmm…I love chai and I love cake! This looks/sounds delicious!

  290. GreenScreen Avatar

    I love both chai and coffee cake, so I can't wait to make this!

  291. Sarah*Paulhus Avatar

    Looks amazing and i love your blog!

  292. PinkDevora Avatar

    Thanks! This recipe looks fantastic.

  293. Gale Reeves Avatar
    Gale Reeves

    Great pictures; they make me want to bake. thanks for the book give away

  294. Andrea [bella eats] Avatar
    Andrea [bella eats]

    Mmmmm…I love chai, and coffee cake, so this seems like a recipe I will enjoy!

    Thank you for introducing me to, and congratulations to Nicole!

    And, as always, your photos are just lovely Helen!

  295. Stephanie C. Avatar
    Stephanie C.

    The book and this recipe both sound great!

  296. Esme Avatar

    I would love to win this lovely cookbook-I can already taste the recipes I would bake.

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com


  297. Beka Avatar

    Ca fait des mois que je me régale à lire ces post, recettes & histoires, et à admirer ces magnifiques photos… sooo inspiring! J'en profite donc pour dire MERCI pour tant de générosité!

  298. Marina Avatar

    Yum! Just made a cinnamon coffee cake last week, but am an even bigger fan of cardamon, and with all that sour cream… you can't go wrong!

  299. Unknown Avatar

    This week I NEEDED a new coffee cake recipe for a trip to the coast w/ friends . This sounds perfect! YUMMMMMMM

  300. celia Avatar

    Ooh, I love chai. I love coffee cake! How could this miss? Can't wait to try it!

  301. Unknown Avatar

    That chai coffe cake is definitely next on my list. I also starting reading Baking Bites( and this blog as well!) long before I decided to start my own blog.

  302. Space Station Mir Avatar
    Space Station Mir

    I love Baking Bites and through her site, I was introduced to yours and several other baking blogs. Thank you for giving us this opportunity!

  303. LAmonkeygirl Avatar

    Baking Bites is one of my favorite food blogs. Sign me up!

  304. Cyndi Avatar

    Thanks so much for introducing me to another great blog! I'm going to try the Chai Coffee Cake, since it's getting cold here in North Carolina and nothing makes a cold day warmer than yummy chai!

  305. Jean Badgley Avatar
    Jean Badgley

    I can't wait to try this…your photography is gorgeous!

  306. Anonymous Avatar

    Just found your blog — love the recipes and the great photos! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Nichole's book.

  307. Vi Vian Avatar
    Vi Vian

    I understand what it means to have your dream come true. Especially when you are full with passion on baking. Similarly, I left my profession and opening up a café soon in Spain serving food primarily from childhood (Asian). So, I truly understand what it means for her. Congratulations to Baking Bites and good luck to her venture.

    I have been a silent reader on your blog for a while but very productive behind screen. Your apple tarts and panna cottas are my family's favourite!

  308. Nekkutyttoe Avatar

    I took a look at the recipe, and immediately thought "Christmas!" Those are exactly the spices that grandmother uses in her gingerbread biscuits. The recipe originally comes from her mother, who apparently was a very strict lady, but always kept jars of biscuits and other goodies hidden in her cupboards at the farm, even during the first world war.

  309. Anonymous Avatar

    Mm, I'm always a fan of coffee cake. 🙂

  310. macky Avatar

    hmmmmm…chai coffeecake sounds like a very delicious idea…this one is going into the long list of things to try out.

    p.s. and i love how you styled the photos.

  311. Claudia Avatar

    I really love chai and I'm definitely making this in the next few days 😀
    If it's ok to enter the giveaway from overseas (Italy) I would love to 🙂

  312. Abbie Avatar

    This coffeecake looks so good!

  313. Yan Avatar

    Chai is all the craze Down Under! this would be the perfect cake to bring to any gathering 🙂
    thanks! i love reading your blog!!

  314. Elodie Avatar

    I love coffee cakes and I will definitively try this one!

  315. Jenny Avatar

    Mmm that sounds so delicious, I'll have to try that! I love chai and chai lattes (and cake :)) so this one seems right up my alley!

  316. Josie Avatar

    So cross that my oven's broken at the moment so I can't bake this! Looks delicious.

  317. Unknown Avatar

    A new dessert everyday? That sounds like a fantastic idea! This coffecake looks fantastic too!

  318. Unknown Avatar

    The coffee cake and book both sound wonderful.Anything flavoured with coffee is yum.:)

  319. Jeannette Avatar

    i love baking bites!! i hope i win this book! 🙂

  320. Cristel Avatar

    Est-ce j'ai une chance de gagner le livre meme si j'habite l'autre bout du monde?? 🙂
    I love Chai, can't wait to try this yummy cake!

  321. Alimentare Avatar

    This looks like an amazing cake. I'm excited to try it.

  322. Unknown Avatar

    This looks lovely! My house has been far too much of a dessert desert recently. Maybe this is just the thing!

  323. Simones Kitchen Avatar
    Simones Kitchen

    I am certainly gonna check out Nicole's blog and the books sounds incredibly promising judging by this lovely recipe!

  324. nithya at hungrydesi Avatar
    nithya at hungrydesi

    We love coffee cake and chai – will have to try this out. Nicole's book looks lovely!

  325. Kristen Avatar

    What a great giveaway. Thanks for the post, too.

  326. Whitney Avatar

    Delicious looking coffee cake!

  327. Raluca Avatar

    I am absolutely in love with your blog and your pictures, and I try to do my best with baking, so I will give this recipe a try soon! Hope I get it right.

  328. Lena Avatar

    This sounds delicious! I'm going to have to make it for my Indian friends…they would LOVE it! And I would LOVE to win, but regardless, I'm making this tonight!

  329. Anonymous Avatar

    There should be a warning not to read this while hungry! Mmm…

  330. Unknown Avatar

    Only recently did I stumble upon your blog…and I am loving it! Keep those beautiful pictures coming. And I can't wait to make this coffee cake!

  331. SP Avatar

    Coffee cake is one of my favorite treats! I'm definitely going to try this!

  332. edina Avatar

    Did I miss the giveaway entry deadline? 🙂

  333. jen Avatar

    Cardamom is one of my favourite spices and am always looking for new recipes. Thanks, this one looks like a keeper.

  334. Kristi Avatar

    Glad I'm not the only one who likes to make coffee cake…even when there are no guests coming =o)

  335. Barbara Avatar

    Oh, I am sooooo making this!!

  336. Unknown Avatar

    Cake looks amazing – and so does the press pot coffee (I love my press pot). I'd love the book!

  337. Romy Avatar

    Chai coffee cake?! Count me in on both the cake AND the book!

  338. Lindsey@pickyeatings Avatar

    Yum, yum, and yum. I'm a sucker for a good coffee cake…

  339. Kerrin @ MyKugelhopf Avatar
    Kerrin @ MyKugelhopf

    Love your idea of putting some crumb topping in the middle of the cake. Thanks to you and Nicole for sharing the recipe. I enjoy her blog as well, and would be thrilled to win her new cookbook.

  340. Stephanie Avatar

    How did I not know about this? Clearly, I've been away from the food blogging world for much too long.

    Consider me commented.

  341. Anonymous Avatar

    Yum, that cake looks lovely. Nicole's blog is one of my regular readings as well! Hope to win the book…
    Richelle from Andalucia

  342. Zeitgeist Avatar

    I have a "love, hate" relationship with Chai flavor. I love it because I love all sorts of spices combo, whether it is in dessert or in cooking. I hate it because depending on the right mixture and the right amount of spices used, the flavor can sometimes come out strange and weird tasting. Not sure if you know what I meant!

    But…anything that you create, I will have to at least learn how to make!

  343. Sabrina Avatar

    This looks wonderful! I'd love to win the book.

  344. Sweet Joy Avatar
    Sweet Joy

    Coffee Cake! Growing up my dad insisted on us eating a healthy breakfast, but once a week he would make something special. Coffee cake was a frequent special item. It has been a long time since I have had coffee cake and I can't wait to start with this recipe!

  345. Kayte Avatar

    This looks gorgeous, simple, and delicious. Great photos. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win Baking Bites.

  346. Anonymous Avatar

    Pick Me Pick Me! Coffee cake is one of my favorites!

  347. emily Avatar

    Mmm that cake looks divine!

  348. Ali Avatar

    Ooooo! I'd love to make this for my parents when they come to visit. My father simply loves Chai and this would go down a treat and disappear in no time at all. It would be super if I could win this book!

  349. Sarah Avatar

    Looks delicious!

  350. Amy S. Avatar
    Amy S.

    I love a good coffee cake!

  351. Sini Avatar

    Hope I'm not late yet, would love to have that book (my bookshelf would really need one cooking book more) 🙂

  352. Dolce Avatar

    The coffee cake looks really yummy… and your pics are always so crisp and nice!

  353. Joshea Avatar

    I love love love your blog and your photos!

  354. Emily Avatar

    The book and coffee cake both sound wonderful and I love the idea of always having some cake around the house!

  355. Betsy Avatar

    I can't wait to try this recipe! Thank you so much for introducing me to another great food blog!

  356. Carol in NC Avatar
    Carol in NC

    I love it that baking season is here! This one looks really great.

  357. Sarah Avatar

    That cake looks delicious! I love a good crumb topping. I've been eyeing that book, thanks for the chance to win it!

  358. Claudia Avatar

    I've been reading Baking Bites for a while now, and I think the cookbook looks absolutely amazing! Wonderful recipe!

  359. Jayme Avatar

    I can almost smell this cake through the computer screen! I bet it is incredible 🙂

  360. Unknown Avatar

    I can't wait to make this. I am a big fan of coffee cake and chai tea! Thank you!

  361. ilaria Avatar

    I'd Love to try this cake, i wish the weights were in grams 🙂

  362. Anonymous Avatar

    Wow – this looks fabulous! I can't wait to try it.

  363. amanda Avatar

    This sounds amazing… Very comfortingly sweet. Must make soon!

  364. Vivian Avatar

    I'd love to be able to try some recipes from Nicole's book! I hope you pick me 🙂
    And as always, thank you for a wonderful post

  365. Dawn Avatar

    I love chai – can't wait to try this!

  366. Helene Avatar

    Ilaria: go to to convert just about anything in cups, oz or grams and vice-versa.

  367. mara Avatar

    Oh, I love chai so much, I bet this cake is delicious.

  368. Bel Avatar

    I'm going through a hectic phase, so I cannot bake and take pictures now.I cannot wait to go back to my kitchen. In the meanwhile, your site is a moment away from all the work and hope for the future good times 🙂

  369. Penny Avatar

    What a lovely coffee cake. Your intern is lucky to have you. Your photography and writing are so well done. I'm sure this cookbook is great.

  370. lynda Avatar

    this sounds wonderful! can't wait to try it!

  371. Sara's Test Kitchen Avatar
    Sara's Test Kitchen

    This looks delicious! I love homemade coffee cakes, I could never get used to the store bought ones. They are so great for breakfast and dessert.

  372. AmyRuth Avatar

    Is it so twisted that I tried to leave a comment from my iphone while doing a cardio w/o? Probably, but I desperately love sweet treats!!!! Can't wait to try this recipe and If I am so lucky to win this wonderful book, I can share and eat even more…. he he along with more exercise. Right? he he plus what a great way to love on your friends but with sweet treats.


  373. Anonymous Avatar

    Mmm. I love chai and I love cake. Sounds like a winning combo!

  374. Julie Avatar

    I'm looking forward to trying this out!

  375. Laura Feinstein Avatar
    Laura Feinstein

    I love chai and I love cake. I will be trying this!

  376. Livia Avatar

    Fine. I confess. I do want to improve. And I have big gaping holes in my skillset right where both you and Nicole blog – baking and photography.

    Well, I suppose it's as good a year as any to work on it. And coffee cakes are somewhere not too intimidating to start.

    Thank you.

  377. Unknown Avatar

    hey i would love to get a freebie, maybe today i'll be lucky

  378. Caroline Avatar

    Yum I absolutely love coffee cake and that book looks incredible!

  379. Maria B Avatar
    Maria B

    Love the chai tea!! I´m sure I´d love this coffee cake too!!

  380. JK Avatar

    I love Baking Bites too (& chai)! 😀

  381. mp Avatar

    looks yummy! i would love to check out the baking bites cookbook!

  382. Huskerbabe Avatar

    Would love to win, it's cold and dreary today, some coffeecake might be the ticket to cheering things up! 🙂

  383. Megan Avatar

    I can't wait to make this– SOON!

  384. Rik Avatar

    I would love this!

  385. Clabby Avatar

    If I wasn't experiencing morning sickness right now I'd say this sounds lovely. Unfortunately it'll be a couple of months before I can attempt this one!

  386. Louise Avatar

    I need to bake this soon. I saw the recipe on Baking Bites and have been thinking about baking it ever since.

    I love your blog, both the recipes as well as the beautiful and mouth watering photos.

  387. Angela Avatar

    All of your stuff looks amazing!

  388. sandra s Avatar
    sandra s

    mmm looks delicious! i want some!

  389. JuLo Avatar

    Oh you had me at chai! Those look amazing!

  390. Nico Avatar

    The cake looks really good, I bet it tasted very good as well.

  391. Risa Avatar

    I've been a big fan of fan her site for quite some time so winning a book would be a real treat

  392. Sylvia Avatar

    I love finding new recipes – Baking Bites is now on my Google Reader so I can always see the updates!

  393. witchstone Avatar

    I'm not a fan of Chai but I might try this with a combination of other spices ^_^

  394. Jessica Avatar

    I love her site. Great recipes. Your coffee cake came out perfectly!

  395. Beck Avatar

    Can anyone have too many baking recipes? I think not. New to your site. Gorgeous photos of goodness.

  396. Unknown Avatar

    I LOVE your photographs. I first came here to see recipes, but now I visit as often as I can just to see the wonderful photos! (And of course the recipes are fabulous, too!)

  397. Unknown Avatar

    I don't know if my comment posted
    🙁 but I love her site and I LOVE your site 🙂 lol

  398. Laura B. Avatar
    Laura B.

    Sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it!

  399. Gina Avatar

    I received some cardamom for my birthday and have been searching for great ways to use it. I love cake (all kinds) so I'll definitely be making this! Can't wait!!! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  400. Annie Avatar

    yum… i can't wait to try this recipe.

  401. terri Avatar

    i love the taste of chai, but i can't usually drink it, because the caffeine makes me jumpy. this sounds like the perfect recipe!

  402. Unknown Avatar

    I love your blog! You always post such delicious recipes. I get so excited to try each new recipe you post. And now coffee cake? Yum!

  403. Nutmeg Nanny Avatar
    Nutmeg Nanny

    Your so nice to help out a new blogger. Also this cake looks awesome…delicious 🙂

  404. FoodieMommy Avatar

    A great cookbook? From a fabulous website? With recipes like this I am definitely hoping for a chance to win. Thanks!

  405. Unknown Avatar

    the marriage of my favorite winter drink and cake!!

  406. Unknown Avatar

    Ooh chai spices make everything better.

  407. Sandalola Avatar

    Thanks for the offer! I like chai tea. I never thought of adding it to coffee cake. Great idea!

  408. Osakaben Avatar

    Somehow it's more acceptable to come home from a tough day of work and have a slice of "Chai Coffee cake", perhaps on heirloom china, than it is to just eat left over birthday cake straight from the fridge. Thanks for another avenue of baking fun to explore, as well as another acceptable excuse for eating extra cake.

  409. Susan Avatar

    Mmm,nummy nummy! I wish I had some now as I furiously work in lab 🙂 Lovely pictures, as always.

  410. Unknown Avatar

    Please choose me!

  411. Deligirl Avatar

    Coffee cake is a morning must. I can't wait to try this recipe.

    I would love a copy of Baking Bites!

  412. Wendy Avatar

    I'd love a copy of her cookbook!!!
    and coffeecake too? Wow!

  413. Nicole K/GothamGal Avatar
    Nicole K/GothamGal

    Yay for Nicoles of the world getting published (of course, I could be biased).
    Thanks for the opportunity! And for inspiring some creativity time in the kitchen!
    Nicole K

  414. JaBLes Mommy Avatar
    JaBLes Mommy

    Looks delicious! And thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  415. muglinka Avatar

    just bookmarked the maple coconut blondies recipe from baking bites. yummmmm.

  416. Reni Avatar

    Coffee cakes ! Ooohhh.. you make me drool here in front of my computer.. Gorgeous pics too !

  417. Unknown Avatar

    Mmmmmm…looks and sounds SO good!

  418. christina marie the wcm Avatar
    christina marie the wcm

    So excited about the new cookbook. I've been dying to get my hands on a copy!

  419. Anna Avatar

    Oh my god am I really two minutes late?! NOOO! Please count me in anyway? Pretty please?

  420. tom Avatar

    sounds delicious! on my list of recipes to try!

  421. Anushruti Avatar

    Its great that Baking Bites is out with a book. The cake looks awesome!

  422. Karolina Avatar

    I want to try food blogging myself..but kind of want it but I'm affraid at the same time…I suppose it's the same with everyone..or not? Your blog is definatately tasty 🙂

  423. shaz Avatar

    The cake looks like a winner, and hopefully I'll be one too (like the segue?).
    That senior is very lucky to have you as her mentor!

  424. sprite Avatar

    I love coffee cake and this sounds like a delicious alternative to my normal recipe.

  425. paula Avatar

    I love how this blog world can bring people together. As for yours, it makes me want to be a brilliant cook.

  426. Annie Avatar

    Like I said on twitter, I think the project you're doing with the high school student is wonderful! And as a big fan of David Lebovitz's writing and recipes, I think I'd choose his work for a project too if I were her! That is of course, if I can tear myself away from your blog here. Lovely photos & recipes– I actually came here today to look up the taffy covered apple recipe as I have an abundance of tiny, adorable apples on hand.

  427. Shira Avatar

    Ooh!!! I hope I win. And thanks for the recipe!

  428. Lorian Avatar

    I love chai and I love cake-can't wait to try chai cake!!

  429. Marie + January Avatar
    Marie + January


  430. Oceanside Creations Avatar
    Oceanside Creations

    This coffee cake sounds amazing and I love your blog. Thanks for the giveaway and all the great recipes you share with us.

  431. Erica Avatar

    What a fantastic coffee cake and give away!!

  432. Oh! You Cook! Avatar
    Oh! You Cook!

    I love chai! I imagine that it would be lovely in a cake.

  433. Becs Avatar

    Sounds delish! Fingers crossed!

  434. Adriana Avatar

    Wow, looks scrumptious! Can't wait to try it out.

  435. Diana C. Avatar
    Diana C.

    it looks superb, as does everything else on your blog. mmm, coffee cake…

  436. momgateway Avatar

    Can't wait to try the chai coffee cake!

  437. Tashie Avatar

    When I look at your blog I think that must be what baking in heaven looks like! Everything is so clean and neat, you seem to have lots of beautiful plates and utensils for styling… I'm so jealous! And you never seem to have baking disasters!

    Perhaps you could take a picture of your kitchen and show us… How big is your kitchen, if you don't mind me asking?

  438. Anonymous Avatar

    I baked this chai coffee cake today >> it's wonderful!!! Moist, but light, and utterly delicious. I used full-fat greek yogurt instead of sour cream and it worked (just thought I'd mention in case anybody has greek yogurt sitting around and wants to use it up)…

    PS. The idea of adding the hidden layer of topping inside the cake is a very nice touch. Thanks!

  439. Peggy Avatar

    I think I can smell the Chai spices right now! Oh heavenly.

  440. EatPlayLove Avatar

    I love chai spice in baking, can't wait to try this recipe thank you for sharing!

  441. Vanessa C. Avatar
    Vanessa C.

    I can't wait to try it!!!

  442. Future Grown-Up Avatar
    Future Grown-Up

    What a yummy recipe. And how cool that she's written an entire cookbook of yummy treats too.

  443. KAREN Avatar

    the chai coffee cake is just right for my tea party with my parents and grandma! cups of chai latte to go along =) thanks for the recipe!

  444. Anonymous Avatar

    Does the topping really need that much flour?

    1 and a half cups?

    Thank you.

  445. Helene Avatar

    Anonymous: you can certainly reduce it if you feel like it but the quantities worked perfectly for us.

  446. Naailah Avatar

    What is allspice? can i omit it if i cant find it?

  447. Caroline@SippinDrinks Avatar

    Yummm…makes me want to go to a coffee shop and get a tasty treat and a warm cup of chai!

  448. Paige Avatar

    I made this cake a few weeks ago and never left a comment to let you know how much I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  449. skaterboiz Avatar

    I bake with cardamom whenever possible and make iced chai by the pitcher-need I say more?

  450. halil Avatar

    i love it …

  451. Unknown Avatar

    This recipe sounds yummy! Can't wait to see the cookbook!

  452. Barb Bamber Avatar
    Barb Bamber

    I am relatively new to the blogging community… I love yours because of the innovative recipes and beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing…

  453. Meg H Avatar
    Meg H

    I was so glad to find this recipe. On a trip to India I learned how to make Chai tea the Indian way, and this will be a perfect compliment to it!

  454. Angie Canham Avatar
    Angie Canham

    I just popped this coffee cake in the oven, and I am ecstatic- all I have tasted is the batter and the crumbs, and I can't wait to try the finished product! I did add cloves and nutmeg, and since I only had 1/3 cup of sour cream, I compensated with plain greek yogurt. The batter was spectacular, so I can't imagine the cake will fail to impress! Thanks so much for a fabulous recipe.

  455. Anonymous Avatar

    I just made this and it is AH-MAZING! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  456. Clarisse@TheTummyTrain Avatar

    I just made this and it is AH-MAZING!! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  457. Noor Avatar

    What a gorgeous blog you have. I was drawn to this recipe on pinterest. I have everything and I think I will give it a go tonight. So happy to find you.

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