Spicy Chocolate Buttercream


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Melt butter in a medium size sauce pan over low heat. Return from heat and stir in cocoa and spices. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Add milk or powdered sugar accordingly so you have desired consistency. Makes just about 2 cups of frosting.