A Triple Chocolate Friday………….

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triplechocoCCI love Fridays. The one day of the week when spending the day in the office is almost tolerable…..kinda sorta. LOL. And after a long day in the office, I am looking forward to a prime rib dinner, a glass of wine…..good company. I can’t wait till the day is over. I usually take some treats for the servers at the restaurant where I am going. It’s fun to see their faces light up when they see me bringing in treats. I love that feeling. I just love feeding people……it makes them happy, which makes me happy. I think their faces will definitely light up today when I walk in with Triple Chocolate cookie crumb cupcakes! I brought some in to work today for Cupcake Friday. I like seeing these happy faces in the office, too. It’s fun walking around watching coworkers bite into a messy cupcake, or seeing the empty wrapper sitting on a little plate with a few little crumbs left as evidence that there was once something yummy there on the plate. Ah yes, it makes my heart happy. Today’s cupcake has a light fluffy cake texture. The frosting is creamy and sweet. It’s all sprinkled with Oreo cookies that I chopped up. Definately not for the faint of heart when it comes to sugar! Have a cold glass of milk handy. Enjoy!

Triple Chocolate Cookie Crumb Cupcake

 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 Preheat oven to 350°. Line standard muffin pan with paper liners.  Sift cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Add eggs, warm water, sour cream, oil, and vanilla, and mix until smooth by hand whisk or mixer.
Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 15-18 minutes or until you poke a toothpick in the cake and it comes out clean. Let cool. Frost (makes 18-20 cuppies)

Frosting

1 stick of butter
2/3 c cocoa powder
3 cups powder sugar
1 container of marshmallow fluff (optional) Cupcakes pictured. do have the marshmallow fluff.
Few drops of milk as needed for desired consistency

In mixer, beat butter, cocoa, powdered sugar till creamy. add marshmallow fluff. If your frosting is stiff, just add a few drops of milk.

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