Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves Recipe
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Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves Recipe

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This bread is irresistible! A friend gets mad when I make it because I give her a loaf and she can't help but eat the whole thing! —Lisa Christensen, Poplar Grove, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons chai tea latte mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon chai tea latte mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 208 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate with the water; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla, then chocolate mixture.
  2. Combine the flour, latte mix, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream.
  3. Transfer to three greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, latte mix, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Frost tops of loaves. Yield: 3 mini loaves (6 slices each).
Originally published as Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves in Taste of Home February/March 2009, p46

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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"I happened to see this recipe and loved the idea of chocolate and chai together. I didn't have all the ingredients at hand, but I did have a boxed chocolate cake mix (the kind with pudding in the mix) and decided to use this instead. I don't know what the homemade one would taste like, but this was fabulous. I had instant chai latte mix and added this to the boxed mix and it came out great. Also did the same thing to a container of vanilla cream frosting, added the instant chai tea mix and used an electric hand mixer to bring it to a fluffy consistency. Next time, I'll make sure I have the ingredients to make it like the original recipe calls for."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"Mmmmm... Good."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"Made three excellent mini loaves. Frosting is amazing. Have to make sure the latte mix dissolves fully in the frosting or it can be gritty. I used Oregon Chai Tea Latte mix which came in individual servings and one packet was perfect for one batch."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"I make one regular loaf. My family loved it.

I found the chai tea at our local market, but it was alot cheaper at Trader Joes ($2.99 in So. Ca.). I will use the frosting on many more cakes, cupcakes etc. It was wonderful!"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"If you have trouble finding the chai tea latte mix, you could make the mix yourself with the Spiced Chai Mix recipe from Taste of Home.

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