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.
- 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 Chocolate M&M Cake Recipe
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
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
- Add the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs to a large bowl and beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
- 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.
- Allow cupcakes to cool for 1 hour.
- Cut the Twix bars in half.
- Use the frosting tip to hollow out the center of each cupcake, about ¼ inch deep.
- Stir 1 tablespoon of the caramel into the frosting.
- 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.
- Add the frosting to a piping bag equipped with the tip, and pipe frosting onto the cupcakes.
- Add a half a Twix bar into the center of each frosted cupcake.
Amount Per Serving Calories 377Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 37mgSodium 235mgCarbohydrates 50gFiber 1gSugar 38gProtein 3g
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