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Easy Mexican Chocolate Frosting with Cinnamon and Hint of Chile

Easy Mexican Chocolate Frosting

This frosting is delicious on almost any flavor of cake or cupcake. If you are frosting a layer cake, be sure to make extra!
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Asian American, Mexican
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 3/4 C cocoa powder Hershey's Natural Unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 C powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 5-7 tbsp. heavy whipping cream added a little at a time


  • Place softened butter into mixing bowl.
  • Sift cocoa powder, cinnamon, cayenne, salt together and add to butter.
  • Beat with electric mixer until well combined.
  • Sift powdered sugar. Mix into cocoa mixture 1/3 at a time. Beat until combined.
  • Add vanilla and mix on medium speed while drizzling in enough heavy cream to make frosting creamy and not dry.
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap until ready to use.
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