Chai Dessert

Chai Dessert

I am not a chai person but when it comes to making dessert using it, I’m all in for it.

I was sipping a cup of tea a few days back when I thought about making this dessert, but to make things interesting and complicated I restricted myself from using chocolate and biscuits in any form. After a lot of thinking, researching, and eliminating pairings that don’t go with tea, I finally made it. A layered dessert with a soft chai soaked sponge, a dulce de leche sauce, some caramel honeycomb shards, some whipped cream, and a bunch of spices to amp up the flavors, even though I am not a tea person, I can have this every day.


Chai Dessert

Chai Dessert

A layered cup of chai soaked sponge cake, a caramelized sauce, and honeycomb shards.
Prep Time 2 hrs
Baking Time (for cake) 25 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Category Dessert
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4 Cups
Calories 0.22 kcal


  • 50 gms Vanilla sponge cake (4 slices)
  • 8 gms Tea leaves (2 tsp)
  • 50 ml Milk (1/4th cup)
  • 60 ml Condensed milk (1/4th cup)
  • 30 gms sugar (2 tbsp)
  • 10 ml Honey (2 tsp)
  • 1 gm Baking soda (1/8th tsp)
  • 100 ml Whipping cream (before whipping)
  • Spice powders (Nutmeg, Ginger, Cinnamon & Cardamom) as needed


Cake layer

  • Start by making the Vanilla sponge cake (Refer to recipe mentioned below). Take some milk and add tea leaves to it, boil them till you get a good milk tea to soak the cake later.

Dulce de Leche

  • Take the condensed milk in an oven-safe bowl and microwave it for 60 seconds, stir and microwave another 30 seconds. (this is an easy way, you can even bake it in an oven for about 90 mins at 150 degrees for a similar result).
    NOTE: Use a bigger bowl when putting in a microwave because it'll rise and might come out of the bowl.
  • Stir the Dulce de leche and add a tbsp. of normal condensed milk to it, stir and your sauce is now ready.

Honeycomb Shards

  • Take sugar and honey in a non stick pan and start to make a caramel. Once the caramel is dark enough and bubbling, add the baking soda to it, stir quickly and pour the bubbling mixture on a silicone mat. Let it sit at room temperature and break them into pieces once layering the dessert.


  • For the final whipping cream layer, take some whipping cream and whip till stiff peaks, transfer into a piping bag and keep it ready for garnishing.
  • Assemble all the elements together in a glass, layer by layer and serve.
Keyword caramel, chai, honeycomb, plated dessert, tea
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