A classic chocolate cupcake recipe with vanilla buttercream
I made a basic vanilla buttercream frosting and tinted it purple. I creamed 3 sticks of unsalted butter and added 3-4 cups of powdered sugar. I added heavy cream until I achieved the consistency I wanted for frosting. Then I added 2 teaspoons of vanilla, 4 drops of red food coloring and 4 drops of blue food coloring in order to make the frosting a light purple. You can also use food gel instead of the food coloring.
Disclaimer: My friends at Bella Cupcake Couture sent me some cupcake wrappers to try, and I received no additional compensation. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.