Zesty Cupcakes

When boredom strikes, I bake so I made vanilla cupcakes with marbled dark chocolate and a lemon buttercream icing. I just love experimenting with different recipes and the lemon buttercream is just a simple twist on the classic buttercream icing.

{I used a cocktail stick dipped in chocolate to create the marbled effect}

{Orange zest was sprinkled on the icing to run with the citrus theme}

My icing was definitely not quite up to scratch yet but, hey, the look yummy!