The birthday boy requested vanilla cupcakes with chocolate buttercream icing, so his wish was my command. It also gave me a good excuse to make chocolate buttercream icing. I think it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.
A little Star Wars going on with the cupcakes.
Chocolate Buttercream Recipe
1 1/2 cups softened butter
4 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
4 Tablespoons heavy cream or whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla