Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Basil Buttercream
So much for trying to post weekly...Perhaps monthly is a more reasonable goal.
Since today is the unofficial last day of summer I wanted to post these cupcakes while they still felt somewhat seasonally appropriate. This flavor combination is spot on.
Fresh basil is infused into a buttercream with chunks of fresh blackberries on top of a decadent chocolate cupcake. Sometime chocolate cake is too rich and heavy on a day when you've already eaten a ton of food at a backyard BBQ. The basil and blackberry make these chocolate cupcakes feel a little bit lighter while still satisfying any chocolate craving you might have. Top these off with a fresh blackberry for an easy decoration.