This Chai Spiced Crumb Cake is perfect for Chai Latte lovers. It’s got the perfect amount of Chai spice, with not too much sweetness!
I’m starting to see why there are so many kids in the world who don’t get disciplined.
It’s because punishing your kids basically means punishing yourself, too.
It’s totally stupid the way this all works. They are their OWN people. By the time my son hit kindergarten I was kinda like, okay well, live your life kid…let me know when you need me to drive you somewhere.
But no, that’s not how it goes. They get homework, YOU get homework. They get punished, YOU get punished.
The other day I spent an hour trying to decipher 4th grade math before finally handing the sheet back to Jon David and saying, “look kid, you better pay close attention in class because once you bring this mess home….you are on your own”. Then I went and watched Dr. Phil and ate Sour Patch Kids and felt strangely good about it. Hello, I put that math nonsense behind me infinity ago.
Also? It was a whole sheet of division, but you weren’t supposed to do real division to solve the problems. Here I was dividing things to get the answer and my son is like, “no, see it shows you right here, we do SUBTRACTION to get this answer.”
I’m like…but it’s DIVISION.
He then informed me that they haven’t learned division yet.
I’m like…but your sheet is full of DIVISION problems.
You could see how this might confuse someone and/or lead them to television programs where they can judge the glaring inadequacies of others.
Then my son had to go and get himself grounded from his iPod, PlayStation and laptop. Which was the right thing for me to do, until I lost my mind. A few days into his grounding I realized that I was staring a 4 day weekend in the face.
Like seriously? Of all the dumb times for me to have to teach life lessons.
Out of sheer boredom, he finally decided to start his own Origami business, but as it turned out, I was his only customer. I can only pretend to have so many emergencies that folded paper will solve, people. And also I never have cash and he wouldn’t take debit cards so he actually started declining my purchases. THEN Lucy got ahold of some dragon thing he folded and well…that didn’t end well at all.
One of these days, kids are going to learn to do weird math and stay out of trouble and stop dragging us down with them. It’s like they think we are their parents or something. Weirdos.
In the meantime, there’s always cake.
I am a huge fan of Chai tea — it’s the perfect amount of spice, which made me think that it would be a great flavor for crumb cake!
This cake turned out fabulously — you stir it up in one bowl, no eggs needed, it makes the house smell FABULOUS and it stays moist for days. It’s a truly wonderful cake!
Give it a whirl, friends! You won’t regret it!
This Chai Spiced Crumb Cake is perfect for Chai Latte lovers. It's got the perfect amount of Chai spice, with not too much sweetness!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 sticks cold butter (I use Challenge Butter), cut into Tablespoons
- 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3/4 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a 9x13 pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until well combined and crumbly -- mixture should stick together when grabbed my the fistful and squeezed, and there should be no chunks of unmixed butter. Set aside 1 1/4 cups of crumbs.
- In the bowl with the rest of the butter/sugar/flour mixture, add all of the spices, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the mixture and add the buttermilk. Stir until just combined.
- Pour in prepared pan and top with crumbs that you set aside. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
This is a seriously amazing cake. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Enjoy and have a great day!