A simple tray of chocolate cupcakes is almost always appropriate, especially with a thick, rich batter:
This particular batter resembled a traditional cake batter, until the sour cream...
was swirled in and made it richer and lighter:
To complement the rich cake, I made a rich buttercream consisting of confectioners sugar sifted with cocoa:
Which was then blended with butter and vanilla before melted chocolate was added:
As I recently purchased a new pastry tube, I had lots of fun with the decorations!