ADSactly Food - 🍰Chai Tea Tray Bake🍰

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Welcome to your weekly ADSactly food post. This week our featured recipe is inspired by the flavours spoken of in last week's Asian Butternut Soup. Technically speaking this recipe leans more towards India than Thailand, but both draw roots from my crazy obsession with curry.


This tray bake is inspired by the warming aromatics of chai tea. Cinnamon, cardamom, coconut and ginger take centre stage in this sponge like bake. It has the most wonderfully moist and springy texture, similar to carrot cake. The spicy ginger and smooth round flavours of cinnamon and cardamom create the most divine amalgamation of The East. I have never been to India, but have heard about the legendary chai tea stands. My tea drawer is never without a good chai tea, and I love a piping hot cup with a small dash of almond milk.


The cake is topped with crunchy almonds and shaved coconut, giving it an amazing texture. Drizzled with a ginger syrup that soaks into the sponge, it is reminiscent of a good Malva pudding. Served hot or cold, and with a nice strong coffee, you will definitely be coming back for seconds.


I was surprised at how uncomplicated this recipe is, and love how quickly it can be whipped up. Adapted from a BBC recipe, this is my version of a Chai Tea Tray Bake. Read along and see how simple it is to make:


  • 100ml canola oil
  • 300ml coconut milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 280g brown sugar
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 75g shaved coconut flakes (the large ones)
  • 1 t ground ginger
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • ¼ t nutmeg
  • ¼ t ground cloves
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 4 T ginger syrup (recipe below)


  • 4 T coconut milk
  • 150g icing sugar
  • handful of almonds, chopped roughly
  • 1/2 cup shaved coconut flakes



Preheat the oven to 180'C / 356'F, and grease a rectangular baking tin with a little oil. Line the tin with baking paper.

In a jug, whisk the oil, coconut milk and eggs together. Shell the cardamom pods, and bash the seeds in a mortar and pestle. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and spices (including cardamom).


Pour the oil mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients, and mix well. I find it best to pour the liquid in three batches, mixing with a spatula as you go. The batter will be quite runny. Pour the batter into the tin, making sure to get every last drop.


Bake for about twenty-five minutes. The cake is ready a skewer comes out clean. Rest the cake on a wire rack for fifteen minutes, and make the ginger syrup in the meantime. (recipe below)


Ginger Syrup:

Mix half a cup of sugar with half a cup of water on the stove, in a small saucepan. Once the sugar has dissolved, add either 1 T of powdered ginger, or one finger sized piece of ginger, peeled and sliced thinly. Leave the ginger in the saucepan while it simmers at a very low heat for about twenty minutes. Remove the ginger pieces, and strain the liquid into a jug

Pour the ginger syrup over the cake and let it soak in completely. Leave the cake to cool.


Once cooled, mix the coconut milk and icing sugar to make a glossy icing. Drizzle it all over the cake in a squiggly manner. Before it sets, toss the sliced almonds and coconut slivers on the cake as a final touch.

Serve warm or cool, and don't forget your big mug of tea or coffee. YUMMO!


I hope you have enjoyed this delicious recipe, and photos. Please let me know in the comments if you do have any requests, I especially enjoy food from other countries and cultures, as I get to expand my culinary skills this way.



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As before, you share a great recipe. For me, your recipes are a sign of quality. Most of all I like that you are a culinary ekperementatorom (or not?). You take excellent recipes and you make your decisions in them. That is, I like that during cooking you do not always follow the pattern.

Today's dish looks really appetizing. It is a diverse and appetizing cake that is mandatory for consumption with a cup of strong coffee or good tea. I love coconut and so the coconut chips for me add an appetite dish. The recipe was not difficult. Thanks to a detailed description of it can make many.
The photos are appetizing. I hope it smells just as delicious as it looks.
Do you collect recipes from different countries and cultures?


Hi @frank1in! Nice to see you friend :)

Do you mean that I experiment? If so, yes, its really exciting to try new recipes for me.

I also love coconut, i eat in my oatmeal every day

And yes, I lovvvve recipes from other countries, it's really something fun for me

Ah, another Chai lover....... Nice!!!! In my introduction I write about my dream to get my Chai shop back on the road. I love to find and try new recipes. On my Pinterest acount I have soo many lovely beverages and food recipes that contain Chai Masala that I have not managed to try them all.
And because taste differs, I always claim to have the worlds second best Chai,, to keep room for improvement...
And, it gives me the chance to drink another cup of positivitea!!!!!


hehe POSITIVITEA. I like it!

Your sentiments are good, love that you are keeping space for improvement, let me know next time you find the best chai tea xx

Man that looks yummy! I'm pretty sure I could gain weight just looking at those pictures.

Thanks for a truly lovely post with divine pictures!


haha, don't worry about it, I will gain the weight as I will have to "taste" the cake... just to make sure it is edible!

Looks amazing!! Although I would love to see a vegan option in the future :)


hi @lola.cole Thank you very much. I thought about that too. I was wondering if I could replace the eggs with bananas, or if it would be too dense. What do you think?

Really very delicious food and thanks for good recipe

Wow, what a delucious recipe! Though I had compeleted my dinner recently but I am feeling hungry.I can't wait to eat it.Thanks for sharing these excellent recipe sir.


pleasure! glad you enjoyed xx

This sounds delicious and the images are giving me cravings! I love all things chai tea so I'm definitely adding this recipe to my list of things to try. Thanks for sharing! ❤️️


thank you very much for your lovely comment xx

Now that's looking exactly too yummy.... I do appreciate the fact that you take some time out to write out the procedure for it's making; that's credible, much love @joyart


thank you very much @joyart x


You're welcome

Very well presented recipe! I love hour style 👍


thank you so much. I have been working on my photo taking skills xx

Sembra ottimo,proverò a cucinarlo,bellissime anche le foto che hai fatto.
Se ti va seguimi.


grazie mille per il tuo bellissimo commento x

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Looks very nice and delicious! I am more of coffee person, but enjoy cakes with tea as well. Lovely photos :) Almond is one of the best ingredients that makes everything yummy, beside that it is healthy!

Woow very yummi..
I see it very nice, this cake that makes me want to gaze at him while drinking a glass of warm sweet coffee.

great post. Regards.! Smart


thanks so much. Coffee and this cake are best friends

It's a very nutritious food and testy,
Thank you #adsactly,
For giving such a good item.

Your cake looks very good and i'm sure is very tasty. One day i'll ask my girlfriend to do this for me :) Thank you for telling us the method.


Why don't you make it for your girlfriend, I am sure she will love that!

Looks amazing and delicious. Would like to have a piece.

So delicious looking

the foods looking so delicious. yummy yummy

i want to have it.
thanks for sharing


i have hungry already :)))))


i always have hungry :)

Thankyou for your sharing @adsactly. It’s good information food Chai Tea, very useful ☝️

Looks so tasty. Maybe am gonna try this one day.


thanks bud!

How rich that recipe really looks, and very easy to make, I hope I can taste it soon haha

wow, food that looks really delicious and I will try to make it.
because here is also written materials and how to make this cake is very complete.
thanks for sharing @adsactly

Desert is such type off food that comes out of water in our tongue too much easily....🙆🙆
And if there is a little dessert after eating, then there is no talk's totally seems like to be nectar...✌✌😘

your blog post is like that type of yummy tasty felling...✅✅✅

great work...✫✫
nice @cooking and pretty @photography... 🌀 🌀 🌀

Yummy yummy food

This really looks like a delicious and yummy recipe. Wanna try this at my place. I hope it goes exactly said and will love it for sure. Thnq

Thanks for very good recipe fo sure I will try to do it.

I like your healthy and nutritious recipe.

It looks delicious.

Very well presented recipe.

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I want to try that out it looks good

Love the colors in the pics, and that looks so tasty yes


thanks Paula!

this looks great! thank you for sharing! may I ask a technical photography question.?


of course you may! Ask away


can you share what your photography equipment is?
do you use lights? and how do you get those perfect bird's eye view shots? Thank you for your time.

Looks like Brownies ! Very good recipe, I try to make next weekend.


yeah, it does, but the texture is much lighter and bouncy~

thanku for the recipe

Wow such a brilliant baked dish this one is. Really loved it. Iam waiting eagerly to have such a dish in my dining table and eat it whole heartedly. Just love the dish.

that looks good

Yummy please can you steem some for me to eat hahahaha thanks for the recipe am going to try that one of this days i can't wait oh my G

Omg @princessmewmew!
Coconut, cinnamon & almonds are my 3 favorites!
Will definitely gonna try this!

Looking forward to read more of your recipes!


ah me too; Like the holy trinity or something :)

I am working on some nice stuff this week ~

Goood food

wow !! lovely recipe 😍😍 its make hungry 😋😋

it looks insanely and probably tastes the same. You must definitely try.

Hello! I like this cake.

What an amazing looking dessert @princessmewmew. I can taste it already. It looks so delicious. I will for real give this recipe a go at it. Thanks for the amazing recipe and share @adsctly and @princessmewmew.

It looks so beautiful! congrats!

It looks so beautiful! congrats!

I can't resist your dish it looks amazing

your post was one of the best i have seen since i joined steemit. loe your photos and recipes. i hope you will post more often! you have a gift.

I like your healthy and nutritious recipe.