Ghost Reaper Buttercream Frosting

Ghost Reaper Buttercream Frostin

This buttercream frosting is worthy of day dreams and midnight sighs.

It’s got a haunting heat that will linger on your tongue even after you’ve taken your last bite.  This subtle kick in the pants leaves you craving just one more chance to indulge in the sweet sultry warmth of fire and butter.


This recipe will decently coat 12 cupcakes:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temp

1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon Ghost Reaper Sugar*

In a small microwave safe bowl combine heavy cream and Ghost Reaper Sugar. Zap it in the microwave for about 15 sec, maybe 20 if you feel ballsy. Stir that up, making sure the sugar dissolves. If you’d like, you can do this same thing in a small saucepan on the stove. Let this mixture cool.

In a stand mixer beat the butter on medium until it is smooth. Turn the speed to low and add your powdered sugar. Increase the speed to medium again and blend until the mixture comes together. Add the heavy cream and mix until completely combined.

Slather liberally onto your favorite cupcakes or go big and throw this on a cake. Give to friends without telling them OR let them know that if they find a little red spot in the frosting its a hot pepper flake, not a stray sprinkle.

Stay sweet,


Charleston Spice Co.

Ghost Reaper Buttercream Frosting

*1/2 a teaspoon of this sugar will give the frosting a moderate level of heat that will be enjoyable to everyone (of course, if you get a flake it might be alarmingly less enjoyable). HOWEVER you know what your heat tolerance is and you might want to add a bit more ~ it’s on you, don’t come crying to me if it’s too hot ~ Ghost Peppers & Carolina Reapers are hot. There. I said it. Don’t be dumb, and don’t waste a whole stick of butter.


Forever and always,

Charleston Spice Co.

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