Chili Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting with a bite! Warm but not too hot. Great for frosting Cinco ‘de Chili Chocolate Cupcakes or any Cupcakes for that matter. Make it mild or as hot as you like.

Original recipe makes 3 cups


1 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups confectioners’ sugar, or more as needed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla extract, or to taste

  • PREP

    10 mins


    10 mins


  1. In a bowl, sift the ground ancho chile, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon with the confectioners’ sugar. Beat in the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until the frosting is smooth; mix in the vanilla extract. Use to frost cupcakes or cakes.


Calories: 145 kcal
Carbohydrates: 20.3 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Fat: 7.1 g
Fiber: 0.1 g
Protein: 0.8 g
Sodium: 55 mg