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Incredible Twix Cupcakes

Indulge in the ultimate dessert experience with these Twix Cupcakes! Imagine a moist chocolate cupcake with a hidden Twix piece, topped with luscious caramel buttercream frosting and another piece of your favorite candy bar. It’s a Twix bar in cupcake form, and it’s as delicious as it sounds!


Can I use homemade caramel?

Absolutely! Homemade caramel sauce can elevate the flavor even more.

How long do I bake the cupcakes?

Bake for 9-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Can I use a different cake mix?

Yes, but using a chocolate cake mix enhances the chocolate flavor, making these truly yummy cupcakes.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use a stand mixer on high speed for the best frosting texture.
  • For an extra twist, consider adding a shortbread cookie crumble on top of each cupcake.
  • Use a piping bag with a special frosting tip for professional-looking cupcakes.


  • Add a little vanilla extract or unsweetened cocoa powder to the caramel frosting for a flavor kick.
  • Use mini Twix bars instead of fun size for a different kind of cupcakes.

Where to Serve

These cupcakes are perfect for special occasions like birthdays, baby showers, or any event where delicious recipes are a good thing!


Store in a tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Dry Cupcakes: Make sure to measure your wet and dry ingredients accurately. Overmixing can also lead to dryness.
  • Sinking Twix: Place the Twix candy bar in the middle of the cupcakes, not too low, to avoid sinking to the bottom.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

  • Let them place the hidden Twix pieces in the hollowed center of each cupcake.
  • Kids can also help with the caramel drizzle on top of the cupcakes.

Topping Options

  • Caramel drizzle
  • Chocolate ganache
  • A piece of Twix on top of the candy

Why This Recipe Works

The combination of a moist chocolate cupcake, gooey caramel sauce, and the crunch of a Twix bar creates a multi-textured treat that makes your mouth water. The caramel buttercream frosting ties it all together, making this Twix cupcake recipe a surefire hit.

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Easy Twix Cupcakes
Yield: 24 cupcakes

Easy Twix Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 32 minutes

Indulge in the heavenly fusion of chocolate cupcakes and Twix candy bars with this easy cupcake recipe. Each cupcake features a moist chocolate base, a hidden Twix piece, and is topped with luxurious caramel buttercream frosting for a dessert that's both surprising and delightful.


  • 15.25 oz chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup caramel sauce, divided
  • 16 oz buttercream frosting
  • 12 fun size Twix candy bars, cut in half


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Add the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs to a large bowl and beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
  3. Divide the batter between 24 cupcake liners, and bake for 9-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  4. Allow cupcakes to cool for 1 hour.
  5. Cut the Twix bars in half.
  6. Use the frosting tip to hollow out the center of each cupcake, about ¼ inch deep.
  7. Stir 1 tablespoon of the caramel into the frosting.
  8. Use a spoon to add caramel to the hollowed center of each cupcake. NOTE: caramel will soak into the cupcake, and that’s what gives it the perfect flavor.
  9. Add the frosting to a piping bag equipped with the tip, and pipe frosting onto the cupcakes.
  10. Add a half a Twix bar into the center of each frosted cupcake.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 377Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 37mgSodium 235mgCarbohydrates 50gFiber 1gSugar 38gProtein 3g

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