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Dirty Chai Doughnuts

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Dirty Chai Doughnuts are a baked cake doughnut infused with chai tea, strong coffee and dipped in a coffee glaze. A warm and cozy doughnut.
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword chai, coffee, dirty chai, dirty chai doughnuts, doughnuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 13 Doughnuts
Calories 189
Author Laurie McNamara



  • 2 cups

    cake flour

  • 3/4 cup

    granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 ounce powdered chai
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • ¼ cup strong coffee
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoon butter melted


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoon strong coffee


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, powdered chai, and salt. Beat in buttermilk, coffee, eggs, vanilla and melted butter until fully incorporated.
  • Spray doughnut pan with non-stick spray, filling each cavity with 1/4 to 1/3 cup doughnut batter.
  • Bake in your oven for 8 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  • In small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and coffee until sugar is dissolved and mixture is runny.
  • Pour over each doughnut, or dunk tops of doughnuts into glaze and turn right side up to set.
  • Serve while still slightly warm.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg